number cruncher


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number cruncher

1. A person who works primarily with mathematics. We hired Tom to be the company's number cruncher and see if we could save money on our taxes.
2. A computer used to solve complicated mathematical problems. After I finish installing my new RAM, this computer's going to be a real number cruncher.
See also: cruncher, number
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Speaking of number crunchers, their rationale for self-promotion has traditionally been through acquisitions and mergers.
Here at Ladbrokes HQ our number crunchers have been sending the computers into meltdown as they work out how much money UK punters have saved since the dreaded tax was done away with.
Number crunchers at Yorkshire Bank have worked out just where the money will be going.
Airport neighbors and Valley business leaders say the city's number crunchers use distorted estimates in claiming the airport is losing money rather than pumping it into the city's economy.
A decade ago, some supercomputer proponents had predicted that high-speed number crunchers would eventually make the wind tunnel obsolete (SN: 9/29/84, p.
Far from yesterday's number crunchers, today's CFOs are highly strategic and involved in all major business decisions," said Ms.
Following a round robin competition the number crunchers won the final against Blue Flames by the tight margin of only three runs.
Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Excel may be the most popular spreadsheets for ordinary number crunchers, but for hard-core analysts who have to piece together many separate spreadsheets, the hands-down favorite program is Sinper Corp.
Growth in the service sector - which accounts for the bulk of the economy - eased slightly last month, a survey by number crunchers IHS Markit found.
t e r n That surprised experts, but was helped by number crunchers revising riot-hit August's drop in sales from 0.
Primary care comes from such hard working, dedicated doctors, as in this practice, and not from the deskbound number crunchers of which our modern health service seems to abound.
Another problem is that what goes into the basket and how heavily it is weighed is updated only about every 10 years, which means the assumptions and formulas used by the number crunchers may be years out of date.
THE number crunchers at the CPPR think tank ran the rule over the party manifestos yesterday.
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.