Unverified Commit ab4f9c7f authored by Noah Spies's avatar Noah Spies Committed by GitHub
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Make row,column indexing convention clear early on

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......@@ -330,8 +330,8 @@ middle value in data: 13.0
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{: .output}
The expression `data[30, 20]` may not surprise you,
but `data[0, 0]` might.
The expression `data[30, 20]` accesses the element at row 30, column 20. While this expression may not surprise you,
`data[0, 0]` might.
Programming languages like Fortran, MATLAB and R start counting at 1,
because that's what human beings have done for thousands of years.
Languages in the C family (including C++, Java, Perl, and Python) count from 0
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