<I make no claims for whether or not the reporting requirements
<for some kinds of international economics documents make
<much sense; that's their business.
<We're accustomed to getting into significant digit trouble
<when inverting matrices - these unlucky folks have trouble
<when only adding and subtracting!
Was it Oskar Morgenstern in On the Accuracy of Economic
Observations who estimated that results of calculations of the US
national debt have a level of precision at no better than the
$100,000. level? I contend that statisticians and programmers
have an obligation to resist pointless, misleading, and wasteful
pretense of precision. Sig