Bankers Rounding

  • Michael Valentine Jones

    SSC Guru

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    The base 12 computer was invented long ago.  You have one on the end of your arm.

    "base 12 originates from an ancient method of finger counting, first documented in Babylon, but probably much older. No, they didn't have more fingers back then. If you examine your fingers, you will see that each finger is divided into three joints. Using your thumb as a pointer, and each joint of each finger as a counter, you can count to 12 on one hand. Using the other hand to accumulate, and you easily see why numbers like 60, 360, and 144 come up so often in measurement systems."

    http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=106538&page=1

     

  • Sergiy

    SSC Guru

    Points: 109668

    I wonder how 2/3 would be stored in THAT computer?

    Cutting out a piece of finger?

    How precise you must be doing this cutting?

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

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    Dearest Moderator's,

    How can I make it so I'm no longer "watching" (unsubscribe) this topic?   We've gone from "Banker's Rounding" to actual "Digital Truncation"

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Sergiy

    SSC Guru

    Points: 109668

    C'mon, set up email filter on your account.

  • Lynn Pettis

    SSC Guru

    Points: 442118

    Jeff,

    My Forum Subscriptions.  Find this one, mark it and delete.

    Later!

  • David McFarland

    SSChampion

    Points: 11815

    Quite easily actually. Using your thumb, you count just like they did, stopping after completing the second joint on all four fingers. Let us know what else we can help you with.

  • Sergiy

    SSC Guru

    Points: 109668

    I hope you have BR function running on that computer?

  • David McFarland

    SSChampion

    Points: 11815

    Why would I need Banker's Rounding to handle the exact numeric ".8"?

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 994284

    That's the ticket... Thanks, Lynn.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 994284

    Heh... melted the filter...

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • noeld

    SSC Guru

    Points: 96590

    Wow 37 pages, what the heck is this ?


    * Noel

  • David McFarland

    SSChampion

    Points: 11815

    Well, you can either read all 37 pages, or if you'd rather, here is one of the recaps we've had in the thread so far.

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    Newbie

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  • Jeff Moden

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    Points: 994284

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    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

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