When counting objects if they are distinct i make a mental image of them all, and move them around in it. Counting is done when I recognize clusters and sum them (batches of 4-5).
If objects are not distinct but movable I use two or three fingers to move them across to another place, also summing.
When objects can't move but are not distinct and too many I form a plan to iterate through them safely, and then usually count tens on my fingers, and ones in my head (i almost always roll back at some point: 47, 48, 49, 40).
When I'm not counting things it depends on the scale, but I try to rely on summing more than incrementing, because incrementing gets me bored very quickly, and if I'm bored I make mistakes.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||