Re: More/Less Accurate/Complete

Subject: Re: More/Less Accurate/Complete
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 11:15:07 -0400

Except, that when dealing with real world measurements, there is no such thing as "absolutely correct." Measurements can only be made to a certain degree of precision, and one must be careful how to treat those measurements in the ensuing mathematics. A result that is expressed with more precision than the original measurements is misleading.
Also, there are many cases where one can have numbers that are "good enough" for certain decisions, but could enable more finely tuned decisions if one could acquire more numbers.? Many business decisions fall into this area where is the fundamental question is "do we have enough data to make a good decision?" and not "do we have complete data?"

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I don't like the whole idea ... tell them how to make it absolutely
correct, not tell them ho to get "warmer".


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