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[REBOL] Re: Big number calculations

From: sanghabum:aol at: 22-Feb-2001 12:32

[ptretter--norcom2000--com] wrote:
> Ok obviously REBOL has limitation with very big numbers. However, > with the kind of calculations I want to make alot of software will > have limitations. I'm looking to pick some brains for an alternative > to scientific notation. I like scientific notation as it represents > large numbers in a compact manner however; in my case, I have large > numbers and want to represent a very large number in the smallest > footprint possible. Scientific Notation doesnt acheive that with the > type of numbers I will be calculating. Any mathmatics gurus have any > ideas? References to where I can find out about the notations would > be helpful also.
Ted Nelson's Xanadu project devised an arbitrarilly long type of number, called (I think) a tumbler, complete with rules for adding and such like. (Ted Nelson was/is the John the Baptist to Tim Berners-Lee, and tumblers were/are the grand design for the sort of things we use URLs for). Colin