Re: Base function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88186] Re: Base function*From*: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>*Date*: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 07:00:44 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University of Bergen*References*: <fuumbc$88b$1@smc.vnet.net> <fuv09v$ek0$1@smc.vnet.net>

Szabolcs Horvát wrote: > haitomi wrote: >> >> ((1*12 + 4)*11 + 4)*10 + 4 >> >> 1804 >> >> I need help with a function find the Calander "base" >> >> Cbase[1804,{12,11,10}] >> >> out put will be >> {1,4,4,4} > > I don't understand the question. Why shouldn't it return e.g. {1, 3, > 15, 4} ? After all, ((1*12 + 3)*11 + 15)*10 + 4 == 1804 > All right ... Now that I read the other responses, I understand what the question was. But it still wouldn't hurt if you tried to formulate the problem precisely. Maybe it would even lead you to the solution ... I searched Google, Mathworld and Wikipedia for "Calander" and "Calander base", but all I could find is that "calander" is either a misspelling of "calender", which is a machine used in making paper, or an obsolete variation on the spelling of the name of a species of lark. So I still have no clue about where you got this term from. I would be glad if someone could enlighten me.