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Re: Problem with KCBS fix for N. Platte


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Posted by Dan in Norcal on June 27, 2012 at 15:13:15:

In Reply to: Problem with KCBS fix for N. Platte posted by Quau on June 25, 2012 at 12:04:20:

Quote "They most likely did this because their scoring software doesn't support entering decimals."

There's your problem. What kind of software are they using? Excel? Access? Any database program or spreadsheet should EASILY keep track of numbers to the ten-thousandth decimal point. If what you say is true, and I don't doubt you in the slightest, what they have perpetrated in their software is what is called "round-off error" by not keeping enough "significant figures" throughout their calculations. Back in my college days in engineering, I would've flunked out if I kept handing in lab work with this kind of mistake.

See my link below on roundoff error. If this is a real problem in the KCBS software, then teams who lost by 0.0001 may have a VERY legit gripe.



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