Paul Battley wrote:
> On 11/08/06, dblack / wobblini.net <dblack / wobblini.net> wrote:
> 
>> My main problem with "eigenclass" is that it's in German, whereas
>> everything else in Ruby is in English.  I actually suggested "own
>> class" a long time ago.  Eigenclass is basically a German translation
>> of that.  I love German -- majored in it in college, even -- but
>> "eigenclass" just strikes me as a bit joke-like or perhaps a bit
>> pretentious.
> 
> 
> 'Eigen' is indeed German, but I've always seen the word as patterned
> after the mathematical term 'eigenvector', which is used in English.

I was thinking eigenvalue, but same principle.

> In any case, if it were really German, wouldn't it be 'Eigenklasse'? :-)

Good point. :) Is it Vector or Vektor in German? As for "Value" -- I
think that's a good German word. Not sure.


Hal