[R] OT --- grammar.

Rolf Turner r@turner @ending from @uckl@nd@@c@nz
Sun Jun 24 23:46:07 CEST 2018

Does/should one say "the degrees of freedom is defined to be" or "the 
degrees of freedom are defined to be"?

Although value of "degrees of freedom" is a single number, the first 
formulation sounds very odd to my ear.

I would like to call upon the collective wisdom of the R community to 
help me decide.

Thanks, and my apologies for the off-topic post.


Rolf Turner

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Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
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