Why in ArcGIS Desktop do we write/set latitude as Y and longitude as X co-ordinate?

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    Because N direction assumed up Cartesian coordinate system g.co/kgs/eiHhGr – FelixIP Dec 15 '18 at 2:59
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    Technically, you don't have to. But then you couldn't use data from any other source without swapping their coordinates, too. – Vince Dec 15 '18 at 3:40

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