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[Axiom-math] Re: order of arguments of (choose k n) in books/arithmetic/

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-math] Re: order of arguments of (choose k n) in books/arithmetic/binomial.lisp
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 18:13:28 -0500


> The 'choose' function in binomial.lisp is declared as:
>       (defun choose (k n) ...)
> But in the binomial coefficient notation, n appears above k.  Also, it
> is normally said aloud as "n choose k" and written as nCk.
> The function would be easier to use if it took its parameters in the
> standard order (n k).
> -- 
> Josh Purinton

This seems reasonable. I need to do checking to find out if and where
it is used. If it isn't used I will reverse them.


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