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Pity, I was hoping bases 24 (double-dozen) and 36 (triple-dozen) would make it into the tour. They and the long hundred are, IMO, the only alternatives I'd consider to dozenal for general-purpose use.icarus wrote:These might be the last tour bases for a while as a large project is upon the office >yay<.
Once they're in, the only dozenal-multiple base outside the tour will be 132 (levanunqual), admittedly a useless base (Ï‰ is prime, Î± is 7Â·19).icarus wrote:Oh, those bases will certainly make it in the tour.
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7 2^3 3^2
3Ã—5 2^4 17
31 2^5 3Ã—11
3^2Ã—7 2^6 5Ã—13
127 2^7 3Ã—43
3Ã—5Ã—17 2^8 257
7Ã—73 2^9 3^3Ã—19
Yes, probably the best base to choose if you're confined to a binary world to such a degree that you need to do all your calculations in it. (Hexadecimal isn't the product of so dire straits, it's just an auxiliary.)Oschkar wrote:On a side note, I'd like to suggest base 64.
Base 64 (*54, SDN pentquadral) enjoys the relationships that any sixth power does. There is a regularity for powers that can be obversed, and I assume also grounded in modular arithmetic:Being a power of two, it might seem that it is lacking in diversity, but its neighbors are 3Â²Ã—7 and 5Ã—13, giving it an advantage over the first six primes, excluding 11 (but then again, only the multiples of 11 and their neighbors are fair to it).
There's always Windows, even when you use another operating system in your daily life, just like there's always decimal although you use a different number base. (Or, in icarus's, wendy's, or my case, all of them.)icarus @ Sep 18 2012, 11:34 PM wrote: There might be windows
Among what are called 'grand bases', I've recently thought about 2640 as offering a bit more bang for the buck than 2520:Oschkar wrote:And as weird bases go, I'd like to see 351, simple divisibility tests for 5 powers of 2, 3 powers of 3, 2 powers of 5, and 1 power of 7, 11, 13.
Good, hope it doesn't get too hard to distinguish between the many colours. While I'm about it, why not see to devising distinctive cross-hatch patterns? They wouldn't be needed on the Web, but they would for print (my laser printer is monochrome).icarus wrote:The new CSS is getting very colorful!