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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

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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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ISSN: 2054-5703
Published: London Royal Society 2017
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description 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.
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