On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 12:17:52AM +0200, Simon Budig wrote:
> Carol Spears ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> > i was playing with the ifscompose plug-in and noticed a difference in
> > the tutorial that owen wrote to go with the plugin:
> > http://www.gtk.org/~otaylor/IfsCompose/ifs_tutorial/tutorial.html and
> > the current plugin in which the first fractii now starts with 1 and not
> > with 0 the way owen wrote it.
> 
> The numbers in the IFS Compose plugin are used as so called ordinal
> numbers, i.e. they don't refer to a count of certain objects but to a
> order of the objects. As you can see at e.g.
>     http://www.webster.com/mw/table/number.htm
> ordinal numbers start at 1 and there is no such thing as an ordinal
> number 0.
> 
> Hence the number "0" in the ancient version of the IFS Compose plugin
> was a bug and has been corrected for the Version 1.2.
> 
> If you want to learn more about ordinal numbers have a look at
>     http://mathworld.wolfram.com/OrdinalNumber.html
> 
well, thank you.  an educated and researched response.  i concede.

carol

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