Re: (Newbie question): New types of numbers

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg66566] Re: (Newbie question): New types of numbers*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Sat, 20 May 2006 04:47:24 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <e4juaq$d6b$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, what does Algebra`Quaternions` ?? Read the source code of the package and look what you can use for your Neutrosophic numbers Regards Jens craigugoretz at gmail.com wrote: > Hello, > > I am new to Mathematica, but I have a potentially complex problem > to solve. My goal is get Mathematica to understand a new type of > number called a "neutrosophic number". Neutrosophic numbers have a > similar form to complex numbers, except that I^2 = I instead of I^2=-1. > Is it possible to add a new type for the neutrosophic numbers in > addition to the four types that Mathematica currently supports > (Integer, Real, Rational, Complex per Appendix A.1.5 in the help > browser for Mathematica 5.1)? If so, what bases would I need to cover > to make the implementation possible for user defined operators (to be > developed) and the system operators '+' and '*' (to begin with). If it > is not possible to create new types of numbers, is there a way to "fake > it"? One possible example may involve intercepting input from the main > evaluation loop and coercing it somehow. > > Sincerely, > Craig > Ugoretz >