
Re: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
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Dec 9, 2012 4:28 PM


On Sunday, December 9, 2012 9:50:31 AM UTC6, Victor Porton wrote: > Arturo Magidin wrote: > > > 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. > > > > > > It's a very ignorant question, and shows again that you have a completely > > > skewed and incorrect view of the subject (despite believing that you have > > > made substantial contributions that will garner you great prizes and > > > unending praise). > > > > > > A single error in hundreds of pages can doom the entire endeavor. Or a > > > > It would be true for a book dedicated to a single theorem with long proof. > > It's not the case for my book.
Nonsense. It doesn't have to be a single theorem in order for the entire edifice to be doomed by a single error. Yet again, you demonstrate quite aptly that you have no clue.
I would say "Thanks for trying", but we both know it would be insincere.
 Arturo Magidin

