Meaning of NUMBERS in English

NUMBERS

transcription, транскрипция: [ n. ]

[scientific computation] Output of a computation that may not be significant results but at least indicate that the program is running. May be used to placate management, grant sponsors, etc. `Making numbers' means running a program because output -- any output, not necessarily meaningful output -- is needed as a demonstration of progress. See pretty pictures , math-out , social science number .

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