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Holmes, WN 2000 , 'The numerical dysfunction' , The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 22, no. 1 , pp. 7-11 .

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This essay argues that a prior article postulating a Decimal Dysfunction ignores the worst aspects of current decimal enumeration and mensuration; proposals are made for improvements to the SI system by simplification, and improvements to the present unfortunate conventions for the representation of values of many kinds are called for.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: enumeration, mensuration, numerical representation, SI units
Journal or Publication Title: The Mathematical Intelligencer
ISSN: 0343-6993
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