crunch numbers

crunch (the) numbers

To compile, calculate, and/or analyze a large amount of numerical data, especially as relates to finance. We've been crunching the numbers for hours, and I just don't see how we'll be able to afford another child! This new computer crunches numbers faster than any of us could even dream of!
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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

crunch numbers

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crunch the numbers

If you crunch numbers or crunch the numbers, you do calculations with numbers. The computer crunched numbers for a month to calculate how each of 100,000 stars moves over time. They don't have enough analysts to crunch the numbers. Note: The activity of doing this is called number crunching. Now the number crunching begins and deals will be made.
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I reiterate that if we could deploy the less than a million university graduates to different and appropriate fields of work, they would crunch numbers and train those without university education.
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You probably didn't get into this vocation because you love to pore over reams of data or sit in your office and crunch numbers.
motor racing, the cotton industry, gold mining) were being used to crunch numbers relating to climate change.
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.
I often have half a dozen apps running at the same time while I do research, crunch numbers and write content.
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.
I like to work on the computer, crunch numbers and analyze the business.
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 nobody wants to read it, unfortunately, or not a big enough audience.