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Numbers in arbitrary bases

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg13734] Numbers in arbitrary bases
  • From: Jon Prudhomme <prudhomj at elwha.evergreen.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:38:25 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello,

	I am looking for a way to work in arbitrary bases in Mathematica 
without having to use the base^^number and BaseForm[number,base] 
functions every time I wish to input or display a number.  Is there 
anyway to change Mathematica's 'default' base?

	Also, has anyone else had trouble getting the base^^number  function to
work when base is an expression and not a number?


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