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From: "Jacqui Simkins" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Cheshire BMD Deaths Index
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 09:37:52 +0100
...or it could be to do with software: I was surprised, when doing a job at
work using a spreadsheet to discover that "-" corrupted the whole darned
thing, so you were forced to use zero! No, I was not even vaguely in a mind
to try and sort it out...and suspect that if a system is geared to be
numerical, then it demands a numerical quantity and nothing else.
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From: "Gordon Adshead" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:26 PM
Subject: [CHS] Cheshire BMD Deaths Index
> Re:- the "Age at Death" in the Cheshire BMD Deaths index
> Can I rely on a clear distinction in meaning between "0" and "-" ?
> Or is this a whim of the indexers ?
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