[Numpy-discussion] Does zero based indexing drive anyone else crazy?

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Sun Jul 2 23:27:59 CDT 2006

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, Webb Sprague apparently wrote: 
> I have spent a huge amount of my time fixing and bending 
> my head around off-by-one errors caused by trying to index 
> matrices using 0 to n-1. 

I come from GAUSS so I am symphathetic, but in the end 
zero-based indexing is usually great.

Anyway, ideally you will rely on vector/matrix operations 
rather than constantly tracking indices.


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