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Compact Simpson's 3/8 Rule(??)
12-13-2015, 08:09 PM
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(12-13-2015 04:39 PM)Dieter Wrote:  
(12-13-2015 04:05 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  OK, I just gotta ask - why 4711 ?

That's why. ;-)
Click on "history" and the year 1794 where the origin of this number is explained.

I shall go and read that, though I imagined it was just a place-holder number to shift the round-off. But it just begged the question... and I suppose I rose to the bait!!

(12-13-2015 07:32 PM)walter b Wrote:  It's quite common in Germany to use this for an arbitrary (random) number if you don't want to use letters. When this was used, you can continue with 4712 etc. Yes, we've got some special habits, too. Wink


Hopefully the referenced article explains the source of this 'magic' number. Typically, these explanations are nice stories, but not always the real truth behind how these things have come down though history. The real stories are probably much less interesting...

Thanks to you both!

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Compact Simpson's 3/8 Rule(??) - Namir - 12-13-2015, 02:26 PM
RE: Compact Simpson's 3/8 Rule(??) - rprosperi - 12-13-2015 08:09 PM
RE: Compact Simpson's 3/8 Rule(??) - Namir - 12-13-2015, 05:05 PM

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