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Re: Simple Problem ??

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39241] Re: Simple Problem ??
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 00:11:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b1nqk1$o50$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Werner,
Imagine typing in and you can do it!

    Convert[number_,base_]:=
      ToExpression[ToString[base]<>"^^"<>ToString[number]]

Test:

    base=2; number=1000111;

    Convert[number,base]

        71


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"AON NEWS" <frodo.biggins at gmx.net (nospam)> wrote in message
news:b1nqk1$o50$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi
> it seems I have a simple problem, but I cannot find a (simple)solution:
>
> if I type 2^^1000111 mathematica calculates the correct dec. number
>
> but if I type: base=2; number=1000111; base^^number  all I get is a error
> message ???
>
> So a function Convert[number_,base_] for base convertions cannot work ...
> Any ideas
> Thx
> Werner
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