|Noun||1.||Napier - Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)|
Synonyms: John Napier
|Napier - Atkinson & Morrison, St Andrews U; design began ca. 1985,
first implementation Napier88, 1988. Based on orthogonal persistence, permits definition and manipulation of
["The Napier88 Reference Manual", R. Morrison et al, CS Depts St Andrews U and U Glasgow, Persistent Programming Research Report PPRR-77-89, 1989].