Talk:n-tuple

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n-tuple[edit]

This is a pure sum of parts: n + -tuple. What's next? Entries for m-tuple, k-tuple, r-tuple?—msh210 18:33, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

keep. “n-tuple” is by far the most common name for that concept. MostMany of the 19,900 scholar hits appear to use “n-tuple” outside of a context that uses “n”, so it seems more like a set phrase than a sum-of-parts. Rod (A. Smith) 18:46, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
I added some citations of conference sessions whose titles and abstracts include “n-tuple” without otherwise mentioning “n”. Rod (A. Smith) 19:02, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Keep per Rod (A. Smith). —RuakhTALK 21:25, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Keep. We probably need a definition for k-tuple as well, because of the k-tuple conjecture. SemperBlotto 21:30, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Keep. The letter n is used in math to designate a general case with a whole number value (e.g. n-gon, nth). Other letters are rarely or never used this way in math, so m-tuple and r-tuple won't happen. The term k-tuple is unusual in this reagrd. --EncycloPetey 00:36, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Fine, Rodasmith has convinced me. I don't know the protocol, so didn't strike through the header.—msh210 17:32, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
If a request has no support — the requester has withdrawn it, and no one else supports it — then it's fine to strike it out. —RuakhTALK 18:45, 30 August 2007 (UTC)