[R] OT --- grammar.

JRG |oe@|jrg @end|ng |rom @ccucom@net
Mon Jun 25 00:40:45 CEST 2018

(I suspect there will be much disagreement about "is" vs. "are".)

I'd say something like "the parameter degrees of freedom is defined to
be ..."


On 06/24/2018 05:46 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> 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.
> cheers,
> Rolf Turner

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