
Re: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
Posted:
Dec 8, 2012 6:53 PM


On Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:18:03 AM UTC6, Victor Porton wrote: > Tonicopm@yahoo.com wrote: > > > On Friday, December 7, 2012 8:47:11 PM UTC+2, Victor Porton wrote: > > > > > >> What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book? > > > > > > Besides agreeing compeltely with Arturo's comment, the question here > > > could be: why are you interested? Are you trying to find out whether you > > > make the cut or what? > > > > I try to estimate whether my draft book is good in this respect compared > > with other authors.
That just makes you sound like an ignorant idiot.
No, really. It does.
If you are writing a book, on any subject, you should be striving for it to have as few errors as you possibly can, period. Not "fewer than average", not "fewer than Dr Smartypants's wellregarded book", not "just a couple per page."
As few as possible. That's it.
A book can have no errors and still be worthless.
A book can be full of minor (or sometimes even major errors) and yet be extremely valuable (yes, even a mathematical book).
You continue to put your emphasis in the wrong place, and demonstrate a complete lack of understanding and familiarity with the subject on which you are trying to pontificate.
 Arturo Magidin

