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Re: FromDigits[{135,21}] -> 1371 (??!!)

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  • Subject: [mg53763] Re: FromDigits[{135,21}] -> 1371 (??!!)
  • From: "Astanoff" <astanoff at yahoo.fr>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 04:37:40 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ct561v$e8b$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> Can anyone please explain what happens,
> if "Digits" actually are "integers":
> FromDigits[{3,2}]
> 32(!)
> FromDigits[{13,2}]

Digit : "One of the ten Arabic number symbols, 0 through 9,
or such a symbol used in a system of numeration".
So, without any base specified, FromDigits[{13,2}]
assumes default base 10 and should output an error message.
Imho, that's a bug.

v.a.


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