# Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

Date: 23 Sep 2006 13:16:56 -0700

Message-ID: <1159042616.033133.237020_at_i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>

Phil Carmody ha scritto:

*> pamelafluente_at_libero.it writes:
*

> > Phil Carmody ha scritto:

*> >
**> > There are some sets, such
**> > > as {0, 1}, where every value between 0 and 1 (including both endpoints)
**> > > is minimum.
**> > >
**> >
**> > This is not true "for some sets" as {0, 1} ,
**> > but for ANY numerical set which has an even cardinality (I mean 2 i ,
**> > i=1,2,...).
**>
**> I'm with whassisface (Marshall) - definitely either a troll
**> or a loon. Neither of which I have any time for.
**>
*

Phil,

What is exactly that you find wrong (or hurting) in my statement:

"for ANY numerical (finite) set which has an even cardinality (I mean 2
i ,

i=1,2,...).

In such a case, it is just an assumption that the MEDIAN is defined as the average of the 2 "central" terms (according to the current comparer). " ???

I am responding to the vc's question on how the MEDIAN is uniquely defined on finite numerical set.

*>
**> Phil
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Received on Sat Sep 23 2006 - 22:16:56 CEST