|Re: Complex Number Entry on Prime|
Message #10 Posted by Jeff O. on 11 Nov 2013, 8:23 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Tim Wessman
Thanks for your attention to and consideration of my issue.
I can't really comment on 3i4 NEG messing up how the 50g works. I just seems like* if it can parse a "naked" (i.e., no tick marks, no parentheses) 3i4 into 3+4*i and 3/4 +/- into 3/-4 , then it should parse 3i4 +/- into 3-4*i.
As for the behavior when entering as '3-4*i' (with the tick marks), I assumed it was due to my ignorance regarding algebraics. It just looked exactly the same upon entry in the display.
As for displaying purely "numerical" complex numbers as XiY, would that be 3+i4 or 3i4? More importantly, for negative imaginary, 3-i4 or 3i-4? I would very much like the 3+i4, 3-i4 option.
* to clarify, I guess I mean it seems to me, as a person ignorant of all the implications of implmenting the behavior I would like to see.
edited to add clarification
Edited: 12 Nov 2013, 12:11 p.m.