Meaning of NUMBERS in English
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 .
Jargon File English vocabulary. Английский словарь жаргона. 2012