really silly nit: why 3+5j instead of 3+5i?

Grant Edwards ge at nowhere.none
Wed May 17 22:59:04 CEST 2000


In article <ut6T4.1956$kr.256645 at paloalto-snr1.gtei.net>, Jeff Petkau wrote:

>[History of imaginary number notation, according to Google: Euler
>invented the things, and he used 'i'. Gauss made 'em famous, and
>he used 'i'. Everyone since then has used 'i' except for electrical
>engineers, and they probably just changed it to cause trouble. So
>why does Python use 'j'?]

Electrical engineers traditionally use 'j' since 'i' usually
represents current.

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