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.
- Category:Conflicting definitions
How to contribute
You can edit this site, once you've created an account.
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.