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Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Wed Mar 19 03:25:41 CET 2003
Tim Peters wrote:
> Last I heard (a few years ago), no. Note two meanings for "normal":
> original definition required normality in all bases simultaneously,
> that's usually called "absolutely normal" now.
True, although if mentioned without reference to a base, "normal" often
means "absolutely normal." (i.e., "It's normal in base b" obviously
doesn't mean absolutely normal, but "pi is thought to be normal"
> Also, AFAIK, no absolutely
> normal number is known (constructed or not).
Ah, it appears you are right. Champernowne and Copeland-Erdos are known
to be 10-normal, but not known to be absolutely normal.
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