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From:Paul DuBois Date:May 19 2003 6:13pm
Subject:Re: Silly Question for Mr. DuBois
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At 13:58 -0400 5/19/03, PeterKorman wrote:
>The Presidents Table in "The definitive to using..."
>is still off a bit.
>
>According to:
>
>http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~kent/calisto/guide/shortguide.htm
>
>and
>
>http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~kent/calisto/guide/changes.htm
>
>A correct 'age at death' calculation would need to take into account
>the uglyness of historical time reconing.
>
>For George Washington there is an 11 day glitch.
>
>A generalized table of historical figures would be even more messy.
>It would need to take into account birthplace, deathplace, birthyear,
>and deathyear.
>
>What would be the cleanest table arrangement to take all this into account?
>
>Maybe it is just a trivial exercise to be left for the student;-)?

 From the references you cite, it doesn't appear to be necessarily
so trivial -- but certainly left as an exercise for the student!

Your question isn't so silly; however, these kinds of considerations
are not ones that I plan to try taking into consideration in an
introductory tutorial. :-)

>
>
>Cheers,
>
>JPK


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