Tag for questions about using various number bases in Mathematica. This includes, but is not restricted to base notation, base conversion and formatting issues.

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Balanced n-ary Base Representation

This may be a repeat question, but I was wondering how one would implement the expression/calculation of a representation of a given number h in base balanced n-ary, where n>1 is odd. (For example, ...
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View the FullForm of ^^

Why am I unable to see the FullForm of ^^ (the shorthand notation for BaseForm)? ...
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Padding and formatting within BaseForm

I find using BaseForm to be a little tricky. For example, if you use BaseForm and then do some additional operation all the numbers turn back into base 10, so you have do BaseForm as the "last step". ...
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Truncate a fractional value to particular number of bits?

If I have a fractional value, how can I truncate (not round) that to a certain number of bits, like 8? For example, for Pi 3.141569265359... the fractional part is 0.141569265359... ...
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How do I remove the subscript after calling BaseForm[]?

Say I want to convert some number $N$ to base $k$. Here, I might use the command BaseForm[N,k], e.g.,BaseForm[10,...
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How to convert from base 2 to base n?

I'm trying to use baseform to convert numbers in base 10 to base n, how can I make the convertion between, say base 2 to base n? Baseform seems to always think that the base in expr ...
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“A number in base b” and pure functions: why doesn't b^^# & work?

Why do the following not work (in Mathematica 7)? 2^^ # & /@ {1000, 1101} and 2^^ # & @ 1101 This does work: ...
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Numbers in alternate bases transcend the evaluator?

It looks to me like a number in a base other than base 10 gets evaluated before the evaluator ever gets a chance to be tweaked. For example, FullForm[16^^abcdef] ...