Unless of course you wanted to write the number out in base 5
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Unless of course you wanted to write the number out in base 5
I must have missed something. Was that a requirement, or do you just work with base 5 a lot?
My best code is written with the delete key.
Yeah its for when I work with pennies, nickles, and quarters. One of my professors just loves base conversions. I had to do it in pascal and in assembly. The "Read in a base 9 number and output it as a base 7 number." Fun stuff
Oh, I had to do that in Haskell. Any base between 2 and 36, and then base -2 for good measure. (Now THAT's a weird number system.)
All the buzzt!
CornedBee
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
- Flon's Law
How do you have a negative base? The base is suppose to represent the number of different symbols that are used.
In pascal I once did a base (26*2 + 10) 62 system
No, in the definition my professor used, a number system is done like so:
number = SUM[i = 0 to digit-count](base^i * digit-value)
So base can be any integer except -1, 0 and 1, as long as you have enough digit signs.
In base -2, with four digits you get these numbers:
0000 = 0
0001 = 1
0010 = -2
0011 = -1
0100 = 4
0101 = 5
0110 = 2
0111 = 3
1000 = -8
1001 = -7
1010 = -10
1011 = -9
1100 = -4
1101 = -3
1110 = -6
1111 = -5
etc. etc.
All the buzzt!
CornedBee
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
- Flon's Law
I think your professor had to dig deep in his arse to find that defination
Well...
The "negabinary" system is listed at Wikipedia as a "positional-like system with non-standard base". The German Wikipedia states in a paragraph that as a generalization of numbering systems, the base need not be a natural number as longas the absolute value of the base is greater than 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negabinary
I even had to implement the addition.
All the buzzt!
CornedBee
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
- Flon's Law
Hmm interesting. Though something doesn't seem rightbut it still takes 1 extra bit.unusual property that negative and positive numbers can be represented without a sign bit
This has gone way too off-topic.
Sportsmaniac, if you're still stuck, start a new thread with your latest code and question(s).