array from list of lists

Erin Sheldon erin.sheldon at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 19:20:29 CST 2006


On 11/12/06, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 94137100072000193L
> > which ends up as
> >   94137100072000192
> > after going to a float and then back to an integer.
>
> Out of curiosity, where does that large integer come from?

It is a unique object identifier.  It is a combination of various
numbers related to an astronomical object detected by
the sloan digital sky survey. (www.sdss.org).

cheers,
Erin

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