01 July 2011

fprintf('Principal %4.3f',numPrincipals)


That's from one of Montgomery County Public Schools' fact sheets about a particular school Mrs SB7 is applying to.  I love the precision of knowing this school has 1.000 principals, no more and no less.

Now I know that their part-time teachers are measured in fifths of a full-time equivalent, so it makes sense to tot up, say, 0.6 of a teacher. But three decimals places is silly, right?


* And yes, non-geeks, this is the second time in as many days that I've titled a post using code.

1 comment:

  1. Somebody making spreadsheets over there needs a lesson on significant figures.

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