# Re: [U2] Simplify, or why mathematicians make better programmers

```Right in my snippet it's just 40-Len(x)
But the original programmer couldn't see that deeply.```
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-----Original Message-----
From: George Gallen <ggal...@wyanokegroup.com>
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Sent: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 11:43 am
Subject: Re: [U2] Simplify, or why mathematicians make better programmers

Actually, the INT wouldn't be needed.
I'm guessing that the +1 was to make the 79 even
nything*2 will be even
So and even# (80) - and even# (*2) / 2 will always be even , no int needed.
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n Behalf Of Charlie Noah
ent: Monday, November 14, 2011 2:41 PM
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ubject: Re: [U2] Simplify, or why mathematicians make better programmers
Actually, it needs more than simplification - the result it returns is
lose, but not exactly right. I use
OL = INT((79 - LEN(SITE.NAME)) / 2), which, if LEN(SITE.NAME) = 10, is
4. The exact position would be 34.5, but that half a column is tough to
o (hence the INT). The original code snippet returned 30.
Charlie
On 11-14-2011 1:19 PM, George Gallen wrote:
I'm guessing it started out simpler, and extra steps were added to make
lignment corrections,
And nobody bothered to simplify.

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Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 1:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [U2] Simplify, or why mathematicians make better programmers

COL = (79-LEN(SITE.NAME)*2+1)/2

Is it just me, or are there people out there who really don't get math ?
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