From: eric gisse on 10 Aug 2010 21:40 Jerry wrote: > On Aug 8, 10:45 pm, "Robert L. Oldershaw" > wrote: > >> Using "a" values of 4/9, 4/9, 6/19, 7/12, 5/18, 2/9, 3/8, 5/16, >> respectively, >> >> I get the retrodicted MeV values of 942, 942, 1117.5, 1229.5, 1191.5, >> 1332.1, 1533.4 and 1679.8, respectively. >> >> The average agreement between the 8 theoretical and empirical masses >> is <99.67%>. >> >> I know, I know, the "a" values look like "fudge factors". > > "Look like"? They -ARE- fudge factors. > > I recommend that you learn the Euclidean algorithm and > ponder the implications of Hurwitz' Theorem. > > At the very least, the Euclidean algorithm will reduce the > amount of work you expend on generating new fudge factors. > > Jerry Did you see his blithering stupidities about how the 'relative percentage difference' is a more accurate representation of error than the standard deviation? From: Jerry on 11 Aug 2010 16:29 On Aug 10, 8:40 pm, eric gisse wrote: > Did you see his blithering stupidities about how the 'relative percentage > difference' is a more accurate representation of error than the standard > deviation? Yep. Of course, I've just done a BAD THING. Once Robert understands the Euclidean algorithm, he should get much "improved" fits... :-) Jerry From: eric gisse on 11 Aug 2010 23:43 Jerry wrote: > On Aug 10, 8:40 pm, eric gisse wrote: > >> Did you see his blithering stupidities about how the 'relative percentage >> difference' is a more accurate representation of error than the standard >> deviation? > > Yep. > Of course, I've just done a BAD THING. > Once Robert understands the Euclidean algorithm, he should get > much "improved" fits... :-) > > Jerry Its' like educating Henry Wilson on the finer points of relativity. Its' a good exercise for you, but lost upon him. Robert's misunderstandings lie far elsewhere. But showing him up and giving him a better 'fit' just might put him in his place. It doesn't matter though, I'm far bored with him and his endless babble about dogs so he's in the killfile everywhere except sci.physics.research. Curiously enough, 70% of the traffic to the public groups is now filtered by my killfile. From: Robert L. Oldershaw on 13 Aug 2010 00:56 On Aug 11, 11:43 pm, eric gisse wrote: Woofy, is it true that you are Leg-Lifter-In-Chief for the Confederacy of Dunces?