Python Glossary

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Thu Sep 25 10:36:20 CEST 2003


Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     Gerrit> When I first read the tutorial (years ago), I was really
>     Gerrit> frightened by the section on complex numbers. 
> 
> Yes, complex numbers would be a good addition.  There is a note on above
> Wiki which indicates how to submit a term for which you don't know a
> definition.  Simply enter it as (for example)
> 
>  * complex number - ???
> 
> Someone else who comes along can fill in the definition.

Ah, someone appeared to have entered complex numbers along with a
definition already :)

>     Gerrit> I would have been helped then by a note that I would not need
>     Gerrit> them, and maybe even a short introduction of what they are
>     Gerrit> (however, I was 14, so I would probably not be able to
>     Gerrit> understand them).
> 
> You kids... ;-) When I was 14 I don't think I knew what a computer was.  We
> learned how to use slide rules in algebra class.  They didn't get any
> computers at my high school until at least a couple years after I graduated.

:)

Gerrit.

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