Decimal arithmetic, was Re: Python GUI app to impress the boss?
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Fri Oct 4 03:59:24 CEST 2002
Christian Tismer wrote:
> And see how simple they built their positional
> system, using just two symbols:
Although I suspect that scribes would quickly
have learned to recognise each "cluster" of
marks, drawn in a recognisable pattern,
as a single symbol, in which case there
were really 14 symbols (5 + 9).
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand
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