Re: Bug with Limit?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg74006] Re: Bug with Limit?*From*: Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com>*Date*: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 04:55:02 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200703021134.GAA03672@smc.vnet.net> <esb4eh$3ql$1@smc.vnet.net>

Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> writes: > There is no reason why any compromises should be made in > design of Mathematica to deal with problems of students who do not > have yet acquired sufficient understanding of the mathematical > concepts involved. No one is asking for that. But it would be nice if the Help Browser page for the Limit function made it explicit that if a direction is not specified, a default direction is used. Otherwise there will be people who think that omitting the direction indicates that a non-directional limit is being requested. Yes, if one digs into the documentation far enough, the information is there. But this is significant enough to merit mention on the Limit page. > In my opinion, this is a problem for educators and > not for the designers of Mathematica. Making the documentation clear is a problem for the designers of Mathematica.

**References**:**Bug with Limit?***From:*Sergio Miguel Terrazas Porras <sterraza@uacj.mx>