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st: Re: Greek (or Latin?) to me!


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Greek (or Latin?) to me!
Date   Thu, 19 Oct 2006 09:27:00 -0400

No, no, no!
The adjective 'general' has a very specific meaning in the documentation of matrix libraries: numeric, {real | complex}. Bill's cross-cultural word, ugly or not, is considerably more general than general.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


On Oct 19, 2006, at 2:33 AM, Nick wrote:


Perhaps they should just be called something really simple
like "general" matrices...?
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