IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Hydrogenaudio Forum Rules

- No Warez. This includes warez links, cracks and/or requests for help in getting illegal software or copyrighted music tracks!
- No Spamming or Trolling on the boards, this includes useless posts, trying to only increase post count or trying to deliberately create a flame war.
- No Hateful or Disrespectful posts. This includes: bashing, name-calling or insults directed at a board member.
- Click here for complete Hydrogenaudio Terms of Service

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
What's your decimal separator of choice?, From Topic ID: 50667
Cartman_Sr
post Dec 4 2006, 01:59
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 112
Joined: 9-February 06
From: Edmonton, Alberta
Member No.: 27644



QUOTE (Jose Hidalgo @ Dec 3 2006, 02:51) *
Considering that a LOT of countries are affected by the -A bug (almost every country in fact !), and


North America uses "." So it's not almost every country. dry.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mangix
post Dec 4 2006, 04:37
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 591
Joined: 26-February 06
Member No.: 28077



QUOTE (Cartman_Sr @ Dec 3 2006, 16:59) *
QUOTE (Jose Hidalgo @ Dec 3 2006, 02:51) *

Considering that a LOT of countries are affected by the -A bug (almost every country in fact !), and


North America uses "." So it's not almost every country. dry.gif

he said a LOT, not almost every one. besides, north america has about 5 or 10 counries(USA, Canada, and Mexico being the biggest)

edit: spelling

This post has been edited by Mangix: Dec 4 2006, 04:55
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Porcus
post Dec 4 2006, 11:17
Post #3





Group: Members
Posts: 1995
Joined: 30-November 06
Member No.: 38207



QUOTE (molnart @ Dec 2 2006, 12:39) *
I think every country in Europe except the UK use "," as decimal separator.

The comma is the international standard (ISO 31).

(Myself I refuse to conform to it in Norwegian, as we generally use comma-delimited lists of numbers. So a list starting at 1 with 1/10 increments would have to look like {1, 1,1, 1,2, 1,3, ...}. Inconvenient. And semicolon-delimited lists are ugly.)


--------------------
One day in the Year of the Fox came a time remembered well
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Maurits
post Dec 4 2006, 12:57
Post #4





Group: Members
Posts: 414
Joined: 30-September 05
From: London, Europe
Member No.: 24805



QUOTE (Cartman_Sr @ Dec 4 2006, 00:59) *
QUOTE (Jose Hidalgo @ Dec 3 2006, 02:51) *

Considering that a LOT of countries are affected by the -A bug (almost every country in fact !), and


North America uses "." So it's not almost every country. dry.gif

Well, if out of 200 countries only three use "." it is true almost every country uses ",". *

*) just made up figures to state my point and the meaning of "almost". The real situation is a little bit more complex.

This post has been edited by Maurits: Dec 4 2006, 13:19
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Jose Hidalgo
post Dec 4 2006, 13:09
Post #5





Group: Banned
Posts: 385
Joined: 22-June 06
Member No.: 32111



That's exactly what I meant. Thanks Maurits. wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
tgoose
post Dec 4 2006, 15:49
Post #6





Group: Members
Posts: 407
Joined: 12-April 05
Member No.: 21399



Since China and India both use the . as a decimal seperator I think it's fair to say the number of people using one or the other is not as obviously biased towards one or the other...

This post has been edited by tgoose: Dec 4 2006, 15:55
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
j7n
post Dec 4 2006, 16:19
Post #7





Group: Members
Posts: 813
Joined: 26-April 04
Member No.: 13720



You can't say for sure that a whole “country” is using comma. There are other software, mostly databases and spreadsheets designed to work with the default kbd layout, where dot is assigned to Gray(.).

I live in LV. Yet I refuse to accept this ISO 31 because:
- The "." was a de facto standard in computers before anybody paid attention to languages and locales.
- Choice of decimal separator doesn't matter much in handwritten text.
- Keyboard layout with Gray(.) remapped to comma decreases typing speed of IP addresses.
- Nobody can expect United States, UK, China and India to switch the separator.
- Choice between dot and comma shouln't be part of any language.

Today FLAC approves my choice to be right. cool.gif

This post has been edited by j7n: Dec 4 2006, 16:21
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
pepoluan
post Dec 5 2006, 01:46
Post #8





Group: Members
Posts: 1455
Joined: 22-November 05
From: Jakarta
Member No.: 25929



My country's standard decimal point is the comma, but we're so used to US punctuation (and calculators) that when dealing with electronic equipment, we used "." as the decimal point.

However, the national standard is "," and all scientific documents and/or official documents must use "," for decimal point.

So I personally went the French way to prevent confusion between using "," as a decimal point or thousands separator.


--------------------
Nobody is Perfect.
I am Nobody.

http://pandu.poluan.info
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
kjoonlee
post Dec 5 2006, 10:43
Post #9





Group: Members
Posts: 2526
Joined: 25-July 02
From: South Korea
Member No.: 2782



South Korea uses the decimal point, and uses the comma to separate places in groups of three digits.

123,456,789.0123

However, counting in the Korean language is done in groups of four digits, so 123,456,789.0123 is read like "1 eok 2345 man 6789 jeom 0 1 2 3." It'd be much simpler if we used 1,2345,6789.0123, but we don't.


--------------------
http://blacksun.ivyro.net/vorbis/vorbisfaq.htm
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
pepoluan
post Dec 5 2006, 13:34
Post #10





Group: Members
Posts: 1455
Joined: 22-November 05
From: Jakarta
Member No.: 25929



@kjoonlee: You should read how the Indians split their numbers on wikipedia!

Also according to wikipedia, the Chinese actually group numbers by the 4's.


--------------------
Nobody is Perfect.
I am Nobody.

http://pandu.poluan.info
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
evereux
post Dec 5 2006, 16:08
Post #11





Group: Members
Posts: 907
Joined: 9-February 02
From: Cheshire, UK
Member No.: 1296



In the aerospace industry in the UK we generally use a . to denote inches and a , to denote millimetres as the decimal seperator.


--------------------
daefeatures.co.uk
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Scrith
post Dec 5 2006, 22:43
Post #12





Group: Members
Posts: 53
Joined: 23-May 04
Member No.: 14262



This seems like a text problem (tukey(0,5) is being interpreted at tukey(0.5) in some cases). Why not specify the command-line option like this: tukey(0, 5)
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
legg
post Dec 6 2006, 02:17
Post #13





Group: Members
Posts: 175
Joined: 5-March 05
From: Morelia, Mexico
Member No.: 20386



Over here we use the form 1,234,567.89

It just looks wrong to see 0,5 to express 1/2, but that's just me.


--------------------
Home page: http://lc.fie.umich.mx/~legg/indexen.php
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
kjoonlee
post Dec 6 2006, 04:00
Post #14





Group: Members
Posts: 2526
Joined: 25-July 02
From: South Korea
Member No.: 2782



QUOTE (pepoluan @ Dec 5 2006, 21:34) *
@kjoonlee: You should read how the Indians split their numbers on wikipedia!

Also according to wikipedia, the Chinese actually group numbers by the 4's.

Yeah it's pretty amazing. The [[Kajol]] article says "1 [[crore]] (10 million) rupees" instead of "10 million rupees!"

Korea and Japan use the Chinese system too for large numbers, BTW.


--------------------
http://blacksun.ivyro.net/vorbis/vorbisfaq.htm
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 27th December 2014 - 03:50