[pstricks] Native speaker needed

tiM tiporichie at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 19 20:39:31 CEST 2006

I've not been following the discussion and English isn't even my mother
tongue, still my study books are all in english (US/Canada). The refer to a
single (a,b) as coordinates. (for example Mathematical Methods for Physicist
by Arfken and Weber).

In dutch we use it in plural as well to express a single place in space.

I believe in the army you ask for someone's coordinates as well.

Gr. tiM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pstricks-bounces at tug.org 
> [mailto:pstricks-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of McGarry Vince
> Sent: zaterdag 19 augustus 2006 17:29
> To: Graphics with PSTricks
> Subject: Re: [pstricks] Native speaker needed
> On Aug 19, 2006, at 9:41 AM, Dougherty, Michael wrote:
> > I disagree with Vince here (not strongly)
> Actually, Michael, I think we agree---I did state the formal 
> definition, but also the convention used where I grew up (the 
> northeastern US) and where I live now (Texas) which is the 
> same as Herbert's phrasing. I use that phrasing with my own 
> students.  
> Although I'm not using the word in its mathematically correct 
> way, it seems to make it easier for students when referring 
> the members of an ordered pair as the x-coordinate and 
> y-coordinate as an abbreviated way of saying the "x member of 
> the coordinate" etc.
> Vince
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