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Steve Hughes
10-02-1995, 06:50 PM
The debate about labelling axis has generated much heat, but I haven't seen
any convincing arguments proving the need for it at all. Since it is a
trivial matter to transpose the arbitrary algebraic symbols x,y,z from any
sequence to any other - surely the only important requirement is to have a
standard for reporting the measning of the labels. Data should always be
presented with a clear description of its recorded orientation and that
being done no further (and somewhat bureucratic rules) are needed to avoid
ambiguity. So the standards should address the clarity of reporting - (the
real problem) - and be less concerned with a minor administrative matter.
Steve Hughes
Director of BioMedical Engineering
University of Surrey,
Guildford. UK. GU2 5XH