Re: What's going on here (Table-generated lists)?
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- Subject: [mg98136] Re: What's going on here (Table-generated lists)?
- From: Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:17:54 -0500 (EST)
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Albert Retey wrote: > Of course Plot could be programmed so that it detects more unambiguous > cases and not only explicit Lists, but it also need to be reasonably > fast, so there always is a limit on what it can handle "as intended". I see your point about weird corner cases, but I don't see how expilcit List detection would cause a problem with speed. It would have to do it exactly once per call to Plot; it evaluates its argument, if its Head is a List, then it plots each element of that list with a different color; if not, then it plots whatever it can with one color. It seems to me that would be far more preferable as it's the behavior the user would reasonably expect. -- Erik Max Francis && max at alcyone.com && http://www.alcyone.com/max/ San Jose, CA, USA && 37 18 N 121 57 W && AIM, Y!M erikmaxfrancis You've got me wondering / If you know that I am wondering about you -- India Arie