[SciPy-User] Matlab trademark - was: Re: SciPy-User Digest, Vol 82, Issue 49
Sat Jun 19 14:12:14 CDT 2010
On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:09 AM, David Goldsmith
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 6:18 AM, Matthew Brett <email@example.com>
>> I guess that you mean that putting (R) next to MATLAB in every use
>> will make the Mathworks feel better and therefore less likely to sue,
>> but it seems vanishingly unlikely
> I think you mean vanishingly likely (vanishingly unlikely would mean
> approaching certainty).
"Vanishingly unlikely" is a conventional expression (you can google it
to see lots of uses), and it means "so unlikely that the possibility
of it happening vanishes"; pretty standard in my dialect. OTOH, I
wouldn't understand "vanishingly likely" if I heard it.
(Linguists use SciPy too ;-))
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