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2021-09-10
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p-himik16:09:19

Struggling to remember a word. If a numeric value falls in the range `[a; b]`, what do you call `(- b a)`? Not magnitude, not variation, should be something else.

nate16:09:19

oh, I see

borkdude16:09:31

the right hand side range? ;)

p-himik16:09:55

Yeah, just noticed that apparently statistics uses the same word for it: > In https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistics, the range of a set of data is the difference between the largest and smallest values But kinda strange to call both `[a; b]` and `(- b a)` "range".

p-himik16:09:47

> Bounded intervals are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounded_set, in the sense that their https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diameter (which is equal to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_difference between the endpoints) is finite. The diameter may be called the lengthwidthmeasurerange, or size of the interval. sigh "range" it is then. At least in my mind it sounds better than the rest.

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p-himik03:09:13

That's exactly where I got that quote.