*From*: Leonard Mada <discoleo gmx net>*To*: gnumeric-list gnome org, office-comment lists oasis-open org*Subject*: Re: OASIS: Infix Operator "^"*Date*: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 23:34:02 +0200

Andreas J Guelzow wrote:

Unfortunately there is a significant discrepancy of the normal mathematical definitions and what is used in spreadsheets.

[Of course there is an issue here: in OOo ^ appears to be left-associative while in Gnumeric it is right-associative.]1. “^” is left-associative, not right-associative!!!Wherever I look I find that ^ is indeed right-associative contrary to your claim. ...

2. The classic ERROR: -4^2 Mathematically, this yields always -(4^2)=-16, NEVER +16!!!There is NO unary operator in mathematics that converts a number to itsnegative, like described in the documents.This is utter nonsense. Of course there is such a unary operator. ...

Kind regards, Leonard Mada

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: OASIS: Infix Operator "^"***From:*Andreas J. Guelzow

**Re: [office-comment] Re: OASIS: Infix Operator "^"***From:*Eike Rathke

**References**:**OASIS: Infix Operator "^"***From:*Leonard Mada

[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]