Problem with algorithm

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Apr 13 19:20:01 CEST 2007


Paul McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 13, 8:53 am, Steve Holden <s... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure you could give a separate name to each atom ont he known
>> universe with a scheme like this.  Do you really need 20-byte strings?
>>
> 
> Steve,
> 
> Based on the Wikipedia article's estimate of 10**79 atoms in the
> observable universe (is that all?), we would need a string of about 57
> characters long to give each one a separate name.
> 
  >>> 10 ** 79 > 26 ** 20
True
  >>>

Well, we can't be right all the time,  I suppose. Perhaps I need to 
raise my certainty filters.

> (And I'll bet you've typed on an old Royal or two in your time...)
> 
Who are you calling a monkey?

look-out-for-my-infinite-number-of-friends-ly y'rs  - steve
-- 
Steve Holden       +44 150 684 7255  +1 800 494 3119
Holden Web LLC/Ltd          http://www.holdenweb.com
Skype: holdenweb     http://del.icio.us/steve.holden
Recent Ramblings       http://holdenweb.blogspot.com




More information about the Python-list mailing list