Template talk:Monitor resolutions
Should the following be merged into the current monitor resolution table?
|Computer Standard||Resolution||Ratio||Ratio (Decimal)||Pixels|
|SXGA- (succeeds XGA+)||1280×960||4:3||1.3333||1.2M|
In this chart we show a negative percentage as a comparison value between two whole integers. It's mathematical nonsense. It should be fixed, I will look at this later and try to correct when I have some time. —fudoreaper (talk) 10:10, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
- It's not necessarily nonsense. Depends on how exactly you're reading the table; specifically, which resolution (the one in the row or the one in the column) you're taking the percentage of. For instance, for WXGA and WUXGA, the -120% means that the difference from WUXGA to WXGA is -120% of WXGA's pixel count; the - sign means that WUXGA is larger. It's perhaps a bit unintuitive, but not nonsense.
- If consensus is that this should be changed, then the fix is to simply flip the percentages across the diagonal, preserving the signs. So the -120% for WXGA and WUXGA would become -54%, meaning that WXGA (the row) = WUXGA (the column) - 54% of WUXGA. And across the diagonal would be +120%, meaning that WUXGA (the row) = WXGA (the column) + 120% of WXGA. Now that I'm typing it out, that does make more sense.
- Another option is to show the percentage of the two resolutions, not the difference between them. So WXGA would be 46% of WUXGA, and WUXGA would be 220% of WXGA. Then the signs wouldn't be needed at all. Indrek (talk) 11:31, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relative_change_and_difference -> (x - xr)/xr -> x/xr - 1 -> cannot be less than -1. Someone completely misunderstood how to calculate those. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:17, 10 January 2013 (UTC)