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On the anniversary of Napier’s death here are a couple of quotes regarding his logarithms;

Briggs said

Napper, lord of Markinston, hath set my head and hands a work with his new and admirable logarithms. I hope to see him this summer, if it please God, for I never saw a book which pleased me better or made me more wonder.

and Laplace said logs

…by shortening the labours, doubled the life of the astronomer.

Read Napier’s bio.

QI tweet

Dozenal Society tweet

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