Periods Following Whole Numbers

Subject: Periods Following Whole Numbers
From: Daniel Wise <dewise -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 19:33:02 -0700

Colleagues,

I have been an editor in the sciences and the engineering disciplines for
quite a few years and have seen this convention used when the author wants to
emphasize the accuracy of the posted numbers. The period signifies an
accuracy of +/- 0.49.

Dan Wise
dewise -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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