Right! Right, right, right. I prefer my dimensions spatial, or perhaps singing, but this a geek thing. I just dealt with it a couple of months ago, too, and it escaped me. A charming Ni-Kunni came into my office with a brilliant idea, and I had to decide if it was brilliant enough to warrant the Golden Fleet’s protection or not so much. Of course most of the work gets done by the Caldari Graduate Assistants. Particularly the math work.
Frankly, I am not of the opinion that the Golden Fleet should protect clever applications of mathematical formulas. But there is a lot of money in clever math, and money is often used to move the Golden Fleet in ways it should not be moved.
But I digress. It’s what I do.
Data science, um, data warehousing, yes that’s it. Big Data! It uses this dimension idea. A dimension consists of measurements for one fact over time. You throw a bunch of dimensions together, the more the merrier, and voila. You decide which planet to blow up. Or star. With either the medium star destroyer or the large star destroyer. Or with the medium static gate, the large static gate, or just the static gate.
Memo to Heaven: blow up a planet people care about right this instant!