Do you know the story? – How backslash “\” replaced a fortran punch card!!

origins of Matlab fortran connection

Story about why Matlab index starts with 1?

Interesting little discussion going on at this Matlab forum

Does anyone know the “story” or the reason why MATLAB works with index starting with 1??. I thought because it is based on matrix, but actually Phyton is based on matrix too, and its indexing starts from 0

The answer is still in debate at the forum, though I believe it’s more to do with fortran.

What’s your opinion? Do you know the story?

And if you are curious about the origins of Matlab then this is the link for you.

Browse over and you will see how backslash “\” replaced a fortran punch card!!

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