[tdwg-content] Fwd: [dwc] quantity (#12)

Paul J. Morris mole at morris.net
Mon Dec 15 15:36:31 CET 2014

Markus can probably answer this question: 

What would be the expected value of QuantityType for a Quantity of "r"?

A comment Bob Morris occasionally makes is: "1 is greater than 2 for
sufficently large values of 1".  If some particular quantity type has a
standard set of codes that represent numbers, then it might be
appropriate to use those standard codes as values of quantity.


On Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:48:06 +0100
John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Der all,
> I am forwarding this comment from Simon Cox, which was submitted to
> the Darwin Core development site on Github.
> Cheers,
> John
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Simon Cox <notifications at github.com>
> Date: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 4:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [dwc] quantity (#12)
> To: tdwg/dwc <dwc at noreply.github.com>
> Cc: John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu>
> 'quantity' usually implies an amount, encoded as a scaled number.
> In most other domains it does not include a value from an enumerated
> set. The latter may be called 'quality'.
> Both quantity and quality are subclasses of 'property'.
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