number-crunching /n./ Computations of a numerical nature,
esp. those that make extensive use of floating-point numbers.
The only thing Fortrash is good for. This term is in
widespread informal use outside hackerdom and even in mainstream
slang, but has additional hackish connotations: namely, that the
computations are mindless and involve massive use of brute
force. This is not always evil, esp. if it involves ray
tracing or fractals or some other use that makes pretty
pictures, esp. if such pictures can be used as wallpaper.
See also crunch.
Return to Cool Jargon of the Day