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Re^2: In base 1, the number after 0 is: 1

by tye (Sage)
on May 02, 2014 at 04:01 UTC ( #1084723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
in thread In base 1, the number after 0 is:

Exactly.

As to what was revealed to be the real question:

Hence, the poll question is really, what is the first representational digit in base 1

I think "1" is quite intuitive. prime factorization using base 1 reveals some of the benefits to working in base 1:

They don't have the arbitrary range limitations of Perl's regular number representations while converting between the two is nearly trivial. Plus finding prime base-1 numbers is particularly compact code in Perl. And when the primality test fails you are also handed some factors! So base-1 numbers are perfect for finding prime factorizations! They aren't very space efficient, unfortunately (hey, no one's perfect).

As well as providing handy Perl code for working with them.

- tye        

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