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This is a collection of ambiguous, inconsistent, or just unpleasant conventions in mathematical notation, started by Christian Lawson-Perfect.

For each bit of notation, I want to collect examples, alternatives, and references to discussions about them.

The site's name is a reference to the question about why we start naming variables at 𝑥.

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My aim is to describe conventions, without prescribing a correct notation.

While the tone of the site is informal, please avoid writing in a way that would make someone who follows a certain convention feel bad.