Forum for Tree-representation
This page doesn't actually describe tree representation? [#1180]
: This page doesn't actually describe tree representation?
(2007-10-31 12:40) [#4006]
I'm confused by the paragraph beginning:
Unfortunately it is the worst way to display data using a keyboard. The normal convention uses the slash...
What follows looks as though it is actually a fine way of displaying data using a keyboard.
The only way I can make sense of it is to assume that "tree representation" means what I would have assumed before I read the page--that is a picture with a root node at the top and branches below--whereas what is described here is a text-based shorthand for a picture of a tree.
Is this correct?
: Re: This page doesn't actually describe tree representation?
(2007-10-31 21:26) [#4007]
This is actually an opinion page by Charles Matthews. (The layout made it look like he wrote only the footnote.)
I kind of fall in between. I think that the slash notation is OK, but I prefer a 2 dimensional layout.