[R-SIG-Mac] learning R

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Mon Dec 13 10:20:27 CET 2010

And of course the inverse of a flat curve (assuming it is an invertible
function) always is a steep curve.
So steepness or flatness depends on your choice of axes.
If you plot "amount to be learned" on the x-axis
and "time needed" on the y-axis, you also get a steep curve.

On 12/13/2010 10:05 AM, Jari Oksanen wrote:
> On 13/12/10 10:56 AM, "Philippe Grosjean" <phgrosjean at sciviews.org> wrote:
>> Ah! That is interesting!
> ...
>> Otherwise, I am always amazed that people could use a metaphor like
>> here, a reference to the shape of a curve on a graph, without even
>> knowing what exactly are the X- and Y-axes. Shame on us!
> Nothing to be ashamed of: We all know what is steep even if we cannot graph
> it. 
> I just wonder why the other supposed "misuse" was completely ignored in this
> thread: there are many things in R that are "begging the question" but
> nobody dares to ask.
> Cheers, Jari Oksanen
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