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Re: Dum1...?

From: Pantxo
Subject: Re: Dum1...?
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:53:06 -0800 (PST)

en4567 wrote
> Good afternoon
> Reading messages on the web concerning numrical analyisis for instance, I
> often see dum1 dum2... Is it something particular (ie it has a special
> function) or just something used as an example ? 
> Sorry for this beginnner question...
> Thanks!

Without more context, I'd say this is a metasyntactic variable [1], a
variable that is meant to mean nothing particular and serves the purpose of
writing an example: other famous examples are "foo" and "bar".



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