Re: [Rd] [R] Semantics of sequences in R

From: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding_at_manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:44:25 +0000 (GMT)


On 24-Feb-09 13:14:36, Berwin A Turlach wrote:
> G'day Dimitris,
>
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:19:15 +0100
> Dimitris Rizopoulos <d.rizopoulos_at_erasmusmc.nl> wrote:
>

>> in my opinion the point of the whole discussion could be summarized
>> by the question, what is a design flaw? This is totally subjective,
>> and it happens almost everywhere in life. [...]

>
> Beautifully summarised and I completely agree. Not surprisingly,
> others don't.
>
> [...]
>> To close I'd like to share with you a Greek saying (maybe also a
>> saying in other parts of the world) that goes, for every rule there
>> is an exception. [...]

>
> As far as I know, the same saying exist in English. It definitely
> exist in German. Actually, in German it is "every rule has its
> exception including this rule".

Or, as my mother used to say, "Moderation in all things!" To which, as I grew up, I adjoined " ... including moderation." Ted.

> In German there is one grammar rule
> that does not have an exception. At least there used to be one; I am
> not really sure whether that rule survived the recent reform of the
> German grammar rules.
>
> Cheers,
> Berwin



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