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    Question Using ellipsis in academic writing

    "Let x1,...,xn be a random sample from distribution A; Y1,...,Ym, from distribution B."

    The above sentence stands for,
    "Let x1,...,xn be a random sample from distribution A; let Y1,...,Ym be a random sample from distribution B."

    Do you think such a use of ellipsis is permissible in academic writing?

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    Nyggus


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    Re: Using ellipsis in academic writing

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    "Let x1,...,xn be a random sample from distribution A; Y1,...,Ym, from distribution B."
    The above sentence stands for,
    "Let x1,...,xn be a random sample from distribution A; let Y1,...,Ym be a random sample from distribution B."
    Do you think such a use of ellipsis is permissible in academic writing?
    Best,
    Nyggus


    In set theory, this is an accepted and common way of defining a set.

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