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    Re: Slocum's lunars
    From: Cliff Sojourner
    Date: 2003 Dec 17, 21:59 -0800

    George Huxtable wrote:
    
    >Like Jan and Herbert, I found the story of the erroneous lunar table rather
    >intriguing.
    >
    >In those days, tables for printing were set by hand, and there was much
    >scope for things to go wrong. I have read of other cases of printed errors,
    >and we can't reject the possibility of a whole column of them.
    >
    somehow I had the impression that there really was an error in the log
    table.  intentional errors were not uncommon in mathematical tables,
    sort of the same way map companies put fake streets on the maps, etc.
    
    
    

       
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