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Re^2: Want for a name?

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Dec 12, 2013 at 05:02 UTC ( #1066763=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Want for a name?
in thread Want for a name?

In this case the offset between the list and its shifted version would be an extra parameter and - as in autocorrelation - the name would be automap .

The 'auto' in autocorrelation comes from the Greek "self, one's own", which makes some kind of sense in that term.

But in our industry and the more general world, 'auto' is short for automatic; as in C's auto keyword, and auto transmission.

automap just doesn't hint of the function's purpose to me.

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