On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Hélio Guilherme wrote:
As for the scripts with locale settings I propose using a kind of
directive at the beginning of the script, so, for example:
- - There is a fixed order for the separators. In the example, for
Portuguese, I wrote: decimal separator, thousands separator and list
"list separator": is that what you expect to use for function
arguments? For example, let a function expect two floating-point
arguments. In the "C" locale one might write
x = f(3.21,4.56)
When the decimal comma is used, would
x = f(3,21;4,56)
be the standard form?
I'll think about your other suggestions along this line.
Testing as I was writing this message, I found that in
Tools/Distributions graphs the Normal label in the Gnuplot
appears as N(mean, variance) when should be N(mean, standard
Hmm, I think that's debatable. I believe the standard form is
X ~ N(\mu, \sigma^2). However, for the purpose of data-entry, I
think it's more intuitive to put the standard deviation in the
second slot (as at present). Other thoughts?
The distributions labels are being parsed for localization, but
the numbers are not (still appear with decimal point).
True. That's largely because I don't know how to write, e.g.
X ~ N(1.5, 25)
in a comma-using locale. As in my question above, is it
X ~ N(1,5; 25)
or what? Is there a definite standard?