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Posted: January 31, 2006, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

what does the    {    mean on the computer keyboard.....????? 

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    Posted: January 31, 2006, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

    { are called braces

    [ are called brackets

     

    They should be on the same key

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      Posted: January 31, 2006, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

      but there are [   these also............the bracket is the bottom.....I want to know what { is?

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        Posted: January 31, 2006, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

        I believe it is for calculus grouping.  It may be called a sigma

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          Posted: January 31, 2006, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

          wow jorli...cool......

          snakeyes...what does a brace do different than a bracket???

          Oh wow, Jorli, calculus...right up my alley.

          Just got a phone call from another lottery buff....asking me what the { stands for.......told him I would post it and see what happens........I was gonna wait till Bill came from work....but I wanted to know NOW...thanks everyone.

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            Posted: January 31, 2006, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

            You can use those brackets any way you want to in a text file, but in a program they may have defined values or characteristics.

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              Posted: January 31, 2006, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              Long before computer programmers, now called developers came along, it was part of mathimatical symbols.  JorliD beat every one to the punch.

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                Posted: January 31, 2006, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                jorli usually does.....lol.....

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                  Posted: January 31, 2006, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Thank you Chewie. I vaguely remember it from Calculus.  Just don't ask me how bad I did in the class.

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                    Posted: February 1, 2006, 5:46 am - IP Logged

                    {} are curly brackets and denote a quantity or set, for example X={2,4,6,8}

                    sigma is from the greek alphabet... Σ, σ, or ς

                    Σ generally used to indicate summation in calculus

                    σ having several uses including standard deviation of a population in statistics, and as the Stefan-Boltzmann constant from physics

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                      Posted: February 1, 2006, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                      Thank you Hyper.....................you are always there to answer my question...Big Smile

                      Sandy