Re: prime numbers and African artifact

Ron Hunsinger (
Sat, 15 Jul 1995 00:27:33 -0700

In article <3u6jjq$f0m@bubba.NMSU.Edu>, (David Wayne
McKee) wrote:

> (are there negative bases, or non-integer ones?). The issue of finite
> representation only comes up with the fractional parts of rational
> numbers.

Of course. In fact, sqrt(-2) makes a very interesting base, one which has
in fact been implemented in at least one real computer (but not,
obviously, for real numbers).

-Ron Hunsinger