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    Re: Traditional navigation by slide rule
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2016 Nov 09, 22:07 -0800

    On 2016-11-08 11:18, Bob Goethe wrote:
    > At present, between 1 and 2, I have smaller numbers for 1 through 9.  Would 
    the clarity for these scales be improved if those smaller numbers from 1 
    through 9 had a decimal point prefixed to them?
    
    I don't see any advantage for decimal points on the little numbers
    between 1 and 2. Doesn't that merely state the obvious? One could even
    argue it's misleading to a novice, since the numbers are really 1.1,
    1.2, etc. In fact, the Faber-Castell 63/82 marks the graduations that
    way, up to 1.5. Between 1.5 and 2.0 are no numbers. They would be too
    crowded, since this is a 5 inch rule!
    
    Incidentally, the usual style is to put the little numbers beside the
    graduations, not on top of them.
    

       
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