Python "why" questions

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Aug 21 02:17:09 CEST 2010


Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> That is not some kind of ordinal numbering of the terms, that is the power 
> of the variable involved.

It's both. Convention is to make the power and the index
of the coefficent the same, because it would be pointlessly
confusing to do anything else.

-- 
Greg



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