python rounding problem.
grante at visi.com
Tue May 9 21:34:41 CEST 2006
On 2006-05-09, Thomas Bartkus <thomasbartkus at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Even base 60 makes more sense if you like it when a lot of
>>> divisions come out nice and even.
>> Did they actually have 60 unique number symbols and use
>> place-weighting in a manner similar to the arabic/indian
>> system we use?
> I don't know.
I googled around a while last night, and they ahd sort of a
hybrid notation. The Sumerians started withindividual "tic
marks" up to 9, and symbols for 10, 60, 600, 3600 and so on.
That evolved into the Babylonian base-60 position-weighted
system (without a zero symbol) that used only the 1 symbol and
the 10 symbol.
> I do know that we have 360 degrees in a circle
And 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in a hour (for both time
and angles), and 60 minutes in a degree.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! PARDON me, am I
at speaking ENGLISH?
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