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College student (CS, bio, business). Web developer.

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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as infinite or finite?
I'm happy to change the accepted answer if you have a better one. Size doesn't seem better.
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accepted Is there a word for the classification of a set as infinite or finite?
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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as continuous or discrete?
Nick, I was just waiting around for a few minutes to see if anyone came up with anything better and didn't want to discourage more brainstorming. But I'll definitely accept your answer to the other question.
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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as continuous or discrete?
I'm interested in automating the process of charting/graphing, and the decision whether to chart as a bar or a line for example depends on whether the numbers I am charting are continuous (time) or discrete (dollars). That's why I'm asking.
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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as continuous or discrete?
By "continuous" I mean no gaps in the number line. So [0, 1] would be continuous because any point on the number line between 0 and 1 is in that set. Whereas the set of integers [0, 100] is discrete because 1.5 is not part of the set, for example.
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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as infinite or finite?
I like that one! Population does seem like a natural choice.
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asked Is there a word for the classification of a set as continuous or discrete?
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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as infinite or finite?
Yeah, I'm trying to find a property name that makes sense for a computer program I'm writing. I don't want to just pick one or the other and say "discrete: true", or "continuous: false", or define both and set them as opposites... seems messy. I'd rather just use a single property name that describes the collection.
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comment Is there a word for the classification of a set as infinite or finite?
Right, I'm familiar with cardinality, but I'm not trying to describe the size. I'm trying to describe whether or not it is infinite.
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asked Is there a word for the classification of a set as infinite or finite?
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comment Do I need to understand Multi-Variable Calculus to study Linear Algebra?
I think you're confusing lower division multi-variable calculus as it's taught with how you could theoretically apply it or how it is used in later courses. Knowledge of linear algebra or multi-variable calculus will not greatly effect the ease of taking the other. In the schools I looked at, multi-variable calculus is not a prerequisite for linear algebra or vice versa, which indicates that what I'm saying is correct.
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comment Do I need to understand Multi-Variable Calculus to study Linear Algebra?
This is exactly what I mean by coincidental overlap. That's what, 1 or 2 days out of a 90 day calculus class?
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answered Do I need to understand Multi-Variable Calculus to study Linear Algebra?
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comment Is $.999999999… = 1$?
I see no proof, mathematical, logical, or otherwise, in the above.