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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Parameter naming conventions

In cases where we will be explaining the function semantics by embedding a MathML equation, it makes sense to have the formulas in their canonical form, which will mean different things in different fields.  Financial functions will use n, i and p,  for number of periods, interest and principle, while stats will use for significance levels.

That's my thought, but I don't have a  _strong_  preference either way.


"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com> wrote on 09/05/2006 07:02:51 PM:

> Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> > The problem is that the formulas look really strange using those long
> > words in them [instead of Greek letters]. Of course it would work, but...
> >  
> These are often the harder problems to resolve, because there's no right
> or wrong answer.
> It really depends on the audience. All trained mathematicians should be
> familiar with
> Greek letters, but some of our readers may not have that familiarity.
> Anyone have a strong feelings one way or another?
> --- David A. Wheeler

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