Someone told me that it is incorrect to say "Set the threshold to a higher value". Instead, it should be "Set the threshold as a higher value" because if a specific number does not come after "set", like "Set the threshold to 0", it sounds awkward. Is he right?
closed as off-topic by NVZ, Chenmunka, Phil Sweet, Mitch, curiousdannii Sep 4 '16 at 0:11
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
- "Please include the research you've done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site better. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic." – NVZ, Chenmunka, Phil Sweet, Mitch, curiousdannii
Contrary to your impression the usage of set to number is much more idiomatic than set as number. Have a look at this ngram.
All the popular versions of set as are dwarfed by the set to usages.