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number 'crunching'

Informatics A popular term for intense and complex mathematical computations–eg, 3-D rotation of complex molecules and images
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But number crunchers yesterday announced that output in construction was actually down by more like 3.
Health service number crunchers took the highest and lowest body mass indexes and divided the difference into 100 divisions.
And the number of young people who can't be tracked down after the age of 16 has fallen, allowing number crunchers to collect more accurate statistics.
Joyfully, interrupting thousands of factory workers, number crunchers, and widget makers from coast to coast, VH1 at Work makes use of two main weapons in its campaign to force employees everywhere to stop what they are doing: entertainment and musical pleasure.
That surprised experts, but was helped by number crunchers revising down riot-hit August's drop in sales from 0.
Number crunchers at the Higher Education Statistics Agency have published the percentages of students who drop out of degree courses at universities round the country.
Government number crunchers also admitted the economy didn't grow as much as forecast in the first half.
TWO young number crunchers met Formula One driver Johnny Herbert at the launch of a maths skills competition at Silverstone.
Leaning heavily on its emergence from violence to become a regional centre for the arts, number crunchers predict Derry could enjoy a multimillion-euro windfall if successful.
RYAN has warned RTE bosses to keep their hands off his cash as the station's number crunchers look to cut wage bills of their top stars.
But Equality Authority bosses ruled against the number crunchers at the Maynooth branch.
Investigators uncover shocking examples of paying through the nose as the state's number crunchers lose sight of the concept of value for money.