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Science & Vie Article
Message #1 Posted by John Cadick on 29 Aug 2009, 12:56 p.m.

Does anyone have or know of an English or Spanish translation for the article "CALCULATRICES: LAQUELLE EST LA PLUS PRECISE?"

John

      
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #2 Posted by Michel Lahcem on 29 Aug 2009, 1:01 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Cadick

This is a funny thing. I have this Science & Vie issue just in front of me !!!

:D

      
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #3 Posted by John B. Smitherman on 29 Aug 2009, 2:01 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Cadick

Hi John. Google Translator is ideal for this:

"CALCULATORS: WHICH IS THE MOST ACCURATE?

Regards,

John

            
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #4 Posted by hecube on 29 Aug 2009, 2:08 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by John B. Smitherman

Was that the article from 1980 which had several programs to calculate several hundred digits of pi?

                  
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #5 Posted by Michel Lahcem on 29 Aug 2009, 3:06 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by hecube

Yes

            
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #6 Posted by John Cadick on 29 Aug 2009, 5:08 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by John B. Smitherman

Thanks, John. I was able to translate the title; however my very poor French won't handle the text of the article. I just thought that perhaps someone had translated it or that there was an English or Spanish version of the magazine.

John

                  
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #7 Posted by Palmer O. Hanson, Jr. on 29 Aug 2009, 9:38 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by John Cadick

For a translation of a followon article on calculating many digits of pi go to Viktor Toth's site (www.rskey.org/) , go to the Library, go to Texas Instruments, go to PPC Notes and go to V8N4. You will find a translation on pages 21 ff.

Edited: 29 Aug 2009, 10:26 p.m.

                        
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #8 Posted by John Cadick on 30 Aug 2009, 10:23 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Palmer O. Hanson, Jr.

Thank you, Palmer. Only a partial translation, but still interesting reading.

John

      
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #9 Posted by hecube on 29 Aug 2009, 10:30 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Cadick

Is the original french article on the web somewhere?

            
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #10 Posted by Etienne Victoria on 30 Aug 2009, 7:37 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by hecube

Yes, it is archived on the french vintage magazine site.

Etienne

                  
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #11 Posted by hecube on 30 Aug 2009, 10:32 a.m.,
in response to message #10 by Etienne Victoria

That's not the one I remember, although I remember that one. The other one was published later and pitted the following calculators:

HP-41 HP-67 TI-59 Sharp PC-1211

It was another Pi shoot-out.

I remember the HP-41 being declared the winner. That article was the spark that lighted my HP lust.

Anyone know what Science et Vie number that was?

                        
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #12 Posted by Michel Lahcem on 30 Aug 2009, 12:24 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by hecube

Hello,

It was number n759.

You can find scans for all articles mentionned here at the following address.

http://silicium.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=23946

                              
Re: Science & Vie Article
Message #13 Posted by hecube on 30 Aug 2009, 12:58 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Michel Lahcem

That's the one.


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