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From Mathematica to Jypyter


On 10/10/2018 23:32, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Rhodri James wrote:
>>> I'm a great fan of erroneous spelling and this blog needs a spelling 
>>> check as this quote shows
>>>
>>> "Mathematica exemplifies the horde of new Vandals whose pursuit of 
>>> private gain threatens a far greater pubic loss?the collapse of 
>>> social systems that took centuries to build."
>>
>> OK, colour me confused.? The only spelling mistake I can spot in that 
>> is in the subject line of this thread.? What am I missing?
> 
> Presumably Romer meant that it was a loss suffered by everyone,
> but that's not quite what he wrote.

Sure it is. He's contrasting *private* gain with *public* loss. If there 
is any ambiguity here it is whether there is a threat *of* a public 
loss, or *to* a public loss ^_^

Still, there is a mistake here (and just the one) ? that's not the right 
way to use an en-dash.

> 
> BTW, an automatic spelling checker wouldn't have helped here.
> We really need to redesign English spelling so that it has
> error correction built in.
>