Re: Significant digits? Take II

Subject: Re: Significant digits? Take II
From: Katie Kearns <kkearns -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 13:08:41 -0800

At 03:09 PM 11/13/00 -0500, you wrote:

Note: Apparently, there are two schools of thought on this. The
wrong-thinking school considers placeholder zeros to be nonsignificant.
That's not the way I was taught, and my colleague with a PhD in statistics
agreed with me. So there! <g>

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

Bah.. what does a statistician know? ;) The zeros to the left don't count. (See other responses discussing the scientific notation)

-Katie, former biophysicist and analytical biochemist. :)

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