crunch numbers

crunch numbers

Perform numerous calculations or process a large amount of numerical data. For example, Preparing John's presentation to the Federal Reserve Board required many hours of crunching numbers . This term originated with the computer age and indeed still applies mostly to the operations of computers. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
See also: crunch, number
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Some of the essays tackle broader subjects, suggesting ways scientists can improve how they design experiments, crunch numbers and publish papers (SN: 1/24/15, p.
Once you have the training and relevant qualifications for your chosen Accountants do much more crunch numbers field in this profession, your earning power can be seriously boosted.
Meanwhile, he continues to crunch numbers in preparation for a town meeting at which voters will be asked to reconfigure the municipal budget based on what the state rules the two school district towns -- Spencer and East Brookfield -- must pay for education.
For one, it explores the basics of how to navigate based on common tasks, from editing and creating files to writing in Word, using Excel to crunch numbers, and creating effective slide point shows.
13 ( ANI ): A supercomputer named Titan has been touted to be the world's most powerful computer, over claims that it uses microchips more usually used for videogaming to crunch numbers for climate studies, models of advanced materials and alternatives to petrol.
They crunch numbers and seal deals during the day but when it is time to party they make people rock
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Yvette Kantrow, who writes a closely watched column on media matters as executive editor of The Deal, points out that after the experience of Enron, "You would think that people would want the business press to be more serious, to crunch numbers.
But, in the past week, calmer conditions have prevailed, and I am even advised by my quantitative colleagues (they are the ones who crunch numbers using complex computer models) that the case for investing in the UK equity market is strengthening.
By using Microsoft Excel and a SMART Board, an analysis can also be made during actual meetings, eliminating the need for administrators to return to their office to crunch numbers, then report or reevaluate them at a later date.
The secret to success is that we don't employ those individuals who became accountants to just to crunch numbers, but people who want to be entrepreneurial advisers to businesses and help clients create more value from their businesses.
The site allows users to not only keep track of their miles on their own personal training page, but also to create charts, crunch numbers and compare those numbers with other users.
We must continue to show the business world that CPAs can do more than merely crunch numbers.
The students, eager to crunch numbers right away and determine if there was statistical significance, presumed that the assumptions would be a simple technicality.
Statistics isn't about the formulas, how to crunch numbers.