Three Years Of Computing: Final Report on the Palindrome Quest
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|"Pick a number. Reverse its digits and add the resulting number to the original number. If the result isn't a palindrome, repeat the process. Do all numbers in base 10 eventually become palindromes through this process? Nobody knows." The story of a program to test the number 196, which ran from 1987 to 1990. Download the C source code or the million-digit number that the program stopped at, or read Tim Irvin's "About Two Months of Computing", which brought the record to two million digits.|
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