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Topic: Is there a name for this notation?
Replies: 8   Last Post: Oct 9, 2011 9:17 PM

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 A N Niel Posts: 2,255 Registered: 12/7/04
Re: Is there a name for this notation?
Posted: Oct 9, 2011 8:38 AM

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}

> [...]
>

Date Subject Author
10/8/11 Steven D'Aprano
10/9/11 William Elliot
10/9/11 Steven D'Aprano
10/9/11 A N Niel
10/9/11 Kaba
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10/9/11 Tommy Jensen