I would like to correspond with anyone interested in positional number systems. Specifically I am interested only in those systems that involve the positive integers. I recently developed a positional number system for the positive integers that I call the Alternate Number System (ANS). ANS has no need for the zero placeholder currently found in our Existing Number System (ENS), and uses digits from 1 to the base (b) rather than 0 to (b-1) which is the case in ENS, and allows base 1 as a tally system.... A copy of my article (rrf01.ps) in postscript format, can be obtained from the Southwest Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics at:
So far I have found no evidence of the use of this system. The article is entitled : "A Logical Alternative to the Existing Positional Number System", and I it is so simple (and logical), that I find it difficult to believe that this system has not been introduced previously. If any of you can prove that this system already exists, I would appreciate hearing from you. If you would simply like to discuss, or ask questions about the system and its application, please don't hesitate to email me.
Please reply to me directly, and thank you for this opportunity. Bob Forslund email: firstname.lastname@example.org