In other words, what engineers do every day as they try to figure out how the
heck to apply a scientific theory to the real world ;-) [see my sig]
Dan R Allen wrote:
> What is a SWAG? I don't recognize the acronymn. --JWR
> Scientific wild- _ _ _ guess.
> There are other meanings, as well, but that's the primary
> one in most common use.
> Thanks Larry, that's the one I was using.
> The "Scientific" is meant to imply that the person making the SWAG is
> basing it on some valid data that doesn't extend far enough to make the
> SWAG a serious prediction - it's a confidence level thing.
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