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Monday, 01 August 2022

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When you said "work" I was thinking with a shovel :-)

I'd have used the 10 key on my computer keyboard.

I have a kinda-usable calculator app on my phone, and I think there's some sort of desktop calculator app on the workstation, but a real pocket calculator is sometimes a more suitable tool for the job.

... The particular calculation also involved running an intermediate number through a fractional-approximation program I borrowed a few years ago. One of these days, I should probably write a better utility for finding the nearest fractional approximation of a real number with given ranges of numerator and denominator, maybe integrated with other related calculations and constraints. (This is mainly for programming PLL frequency multipliers.)

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