[REBOL] Re: Big number calculations
From: sanghabum:aol at: 22-Feb-2001 12:32
> 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).