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Interactive numerals / Harold, Thimbleby

Royal Society Open Science, Volume: 4, Issue: 4, Start page: 160903

Swansea University Author: Harold, Thimbleby

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DOI (Published version): 10.1098/rsos.160903

Abstract

Although Arabic numerals (like 2016 and 3.14) are ubiquitous, we show that in interactive computer applications they are often misleading and surprisingly unreliable. We introduce interactive numerals as a new concept and show, like Roman numerals and Arabic numerals, interactive numerals introduce...

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Published in: Royal Society Open Science
ISSN: 2054-5703
Published: London Royal Society 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa32500
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Abstract: Although Arabic numerals (like 2016 and 3.14) are ubiquitous, we show that in interactive computer applications they are often misleading and surprisingly unreliable. We introduce interactive numerals as a new concept and show, like Roman numerals and Arabic numerals, interactive numerals introduce another way of using and thinking about numbers. Properly understanding interactive numerals is essential for all computer applications that involve numerical data entered by users, including finance, medicine, aviation and science.
Keywords: Interactive system, Numbers & numerals, Human error
College: College of Science
Issue: 4
Start Page: 160903