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From Al Chou <hotfusion...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [MATH] Matrix indices
Date Thu, 02 Sep 2004 17:53:23 GMT
--- Phil Steitz <phil@steitz.com> wrote:
> Brent Worden wrote:
> > Ok,
> > 
> > I tally (pre-apologies if I misrepresent anyone):
> > 
> > Four votes for 0-based indexing (Andrew, Kim, Mark, and Stephen).
> > Three votes for 1-based indexing (Al, Phil, and myself).
> > 
> > Should we go ahead with the 0-based change and put this to rest? Or do we
> > still need some debate?
> > 
> > I, for one, want to move on.
> 
> +1 for moving on :-)
> 
> Interesting that "astonishment is in the eye of the beholder."
> 
> Mathematicians may be astonished by the 0-based indexing; but as long as 
> it is clearly documented, most will not care.  I am assuming from the 
> above that you, Brent, are OK with the change.  That leaves only me and Al 
> as holdouts.  I can live with it, and Al seems ambivalent, so I will go 
> ahead and make the change. Assuming you are OK with this, Al?

Yes, go ahead.  We'll let our users tell us whether we made the right decision
here.

Al

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