I’ve had the best time learning Grasshopper over the past three years, and almost without exception when there is something that seems crazy (like trees an grafting), after a little while I understand the system better and it all makes perfect sense.

But… Range? Literally every time I use the Range component I add an “x-1” expression because my input is how many values I want out, not how many “steps” after the initial value.

This is what essentially every use of Range looks like for me:

Perhaps it is to be consistent with dividing curves, divide a curve into 8 segments you get 9 points. Not sure though. You can always “Create user object” on a range component with the x-1 expression in place to save yourself having to enter it every time.

Hi Brooks,
an Interval (mathematics), also called range , a set of real numbers that includes all numbers between any two numbers in the set.
So if you pass in the value 4, this will give you 5 numbers as “limits”. If you want to use the range component to get the limits matching your input “steps” then you will always have to add the “x-1” expression.
You can also read the following thread explaining the difference between the series and range component: range and steps.