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Re: Question about Base
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May 19, 2013 5:01 PM


On Sun, 19 May 2013 05:28:02 0700 (PDT), Bill Taylor <wfc.taylor@gmail.com> wrote:
>It also has the useful feature that every >natural number has a unique represntation.
That's far beyond my usage. Rather than exploring theory, I'm trying to create a system that might evolve if the users had little capacity for learning by rote. Zero has separate and distinct rules, so I had to avoid it at all costs.
>This may be useful in some automata work.
I've dipped into the idea of a calculator based on this arithmetic. So far, I've only gotten around to designing the display (which has the great feature that every digit needs only 3 wires), but I have an inkling that a truly elegant solution exists for addition and subtraction.



