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Topic: Is there a name for this notation?
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A N Niel

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Re: Is there a name for this notation?
Posted: Oct 9, 2011 8:38 AM
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In article <4e919166$0$29981$c3e8da3$5496439d@news.astraweb.com>,
Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python@pearwood.info> wrote:

>[...]>
> You'd need either a digit for 100, or some notation for grouping digits.
> E.g.:
>
> 2^10 => A
> 2^11 => B
> 2^12 => C
> ...
>
> but since we can't realistically have an infinite number of unique symbols,
> a grouping notation might be better:
>
> 2^100 + 2^50 + 2^10 + 2^2 = (100)(50)(10)2


Since it is just a set anyway, maybe {100,50,10,2}

> [...]
>




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