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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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Customizing decimal mark used in plot frame tick labels

I am using the Plot function in a usual way. I use Mathematica 9.0.1.0 in English (I do not know if it is available in other languages, but I do not mind), and as a ...
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Is there a `Real` equivalent to `FromDigits`?

One can extract an Integer's digits using IntegerDigits and reassemble them into the Integer ...
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How to implement Donald Knuth's up-arrow notation

How does one enter very large numbers in up-arrow notation? Up-arrow notation was created by Donald Knuth to write very large numbers in it iterated exponentiation form, for example 6↑↑3 = 6^6^6.
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Converting strings of the form “1.34e5” to real numbers? [duplicate]

ToExpresssion doesn't understand real numbers of the form "1.34e5". How do I convert the string ...
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Machine Epsilon

I'm trying to evaluate the machine epsilon of my computer (see below). I wrote this: ...
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How to work with large numbers

How do I browse very large numbers in mathematica, say $10^{{10}^{{10}^{1.414\ldots}}}$? By browse I mean finding the $k$th decimal place before or after the decimal point. Everything I have tried ...
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Chopping pure Imaginary numbers [duplicate]

I would like to be able to Chop complex numbers and display only the non-zeroed real or imaginary part when applicable. Chop alone works just fine if the non-negligible part is only the real part. ...
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The precision of the number

I have problem in Mathematica with unnecessary rounding which is caused by high precision. For example I have value a = 2.052685846*10^-1865, when I make ...
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Square root of a value defined in a finite field?

I am trying to find the right way to compute the square root of a number defined in a finite field. For example, ...
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NMinimize seems to call function with the same values multiple times

I have to minimize a function where the evaluation of one parameter set takes very long (around 5sec) and discovered alongside, that NMinimize seems to call this ...
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Enter exact rational numbers easily with decimal notation

Is there a simple way to enter decimal numbers such as 0.123 so that Mathematica interprets it as an exact rational number 123/1000?
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Split a number in powers of 2 [closed]

Ok , I just worked out that every natural number can be expressed as sum of powers of 2, eg: (9 = 2^3 + 2 ^0). I am looking for an algorithm which does the splitting of natural number into powers of 2 ...
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Function that returns the binary string given its index in lexicographic ordering

Index the binary strings in lexicographic order, so that the empty string " " corresponds to 0, the string "0" corresponds to 1, the string "1" to 2, and so on. I want a function that, given a ...
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Showing AlgebraicNumber[1/2 (1 + Sqrt[5]), {-3, 2}] in human-readable way

Is there a function to show algebraic numbers in Mathematica more conveniently? I am looking for something similar to MatrixForm for matrices. For example, I would like to view ...
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Number ending with zero, add precision [closed]

Is it possible to simply add ending zeros to a decimal number? For example: 2.1 should be 2.10 (precision till 1/100), 2 should be 2.00, etc. I've tried looking into ...
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Formatting numbers for sending to the WolframAlpha[] function

I have a function that gives me a number of meters; how do I attach "meters" to it and send it to WolframAlpha? The function generating the result isn't a unit-aware calculation or anything: ...
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Entering numbers in Scientific Notation?

I need to play with a lot of powers such as 10^-3. 1E-3 does not work for it. Is there any short form for it?
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Avoid unnecessary truncation

Is there any way to change the general settings in Mathematica so that when I type e.g. 0.34*60000000 I get the output ...
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How to plot logarithmic scales

How can a simple logarithmic number line be drawn between any 2 integer values? The closest function I found in the documentation is LogLinearPlot[] and I've ...
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How to interpret and show an input number with the amount of significant digits given?

what can I do to have Mathematica intepret and show a number with exactly the amount of digits I gave as an input? I have a larger talbe with numbers (text file, whitespace seperated) which are ...
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random number visualization without generator (Spectral Test)

Does anyone have codes for using only numbers to make this kind of random-number visualization and not requiring a number generator? ...
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When I can assume that all decimal digits returned by Mathematica are provably correct?

How to Control the Precision and Accuracy of Numerical Results Arbitrary-Precision Numbers Mathematica works with exact numbers and with two different types of approximate numbers: ...
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Finite precision - how to get rid of “near zeros” [duplicate]

I am performing a finite-precision operation on a matrix A which I know precisely; call the result B. The operation is taking ...
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Expression of uncertainty in measurement.

I have a problem with writing a Mathematica function. I have been requested to show the results of my experiments with the measurement uncertainty (mu) like below: ...
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How do I get Mathematica to show a number in non-exponential form? [duplicate]

Sometimes I make a calculation in Mathematica that produces a big number, which Mathematica shows like so: -1.52522*10^7 This is annoying to me, because I want ...
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Is it possible to lower the bitwidth of (floating point) numbers?

The answer to this question will most probably be a definite no. Nevertheless, I would like to know whether it is possible to represent reals in the memory on less than the standard 32 or 64 bits ...
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How can I change the default output number form to accounting form?

By default, large numbers are displayed in scientific form in output like 1.2345 x 10^8 in Mathematica 8.0.4, but I would prefer having numbers in accounting form ...
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Number with no decimal mark

I'm using Mathematica to create some images and labeling them after a simple calculation done previously. As the name of the file depends on the result, I want to show it with no decimal separator ...
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Number format in Legend Labels

I would like to use the usual (new and nice) BarLegend[] with something like BarLegend[{"LakeColors", 1/10000 {-2, 2}}] which ...
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Fast Karatsuba Squaring, how to?

I want to improve timing of squaring for big numbers. So I asked What is the fastest way to split a number into parts and What is the most efficient way to add zeros to end of a number with several ...
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What is the most efficient way to add zeros to end of a number?

Beside *10^n, is there a faster way to add thousands of zeros to end of a number? Updated Timings: ...
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What is the fastest way to split a number into parts?

I have very large numbers (million digits). number = A*10^partlen + B As of now, I split the numbers by this way: ...
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Convert a string to hex number?

How can I convert a string containing a hex number such as "6b" to a hex digit that mathematica can use to do math with? I have tried using ...
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hexList[[1]] returns a list of decimal numbers

Sorry for not being clear about this question earlier. I appreciate the answers I got, but the edits I made should make the question more understandable. I have been working with hex in ...
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Change number from real to integer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this the most efficient way to round approximate integers to integers while leaving other Reals untouched? Please consider the following: ...
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Representation of negative exponents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Way to improve “show me this decimal number to M places, don't use scientific notation”? How can I expand e.g. number 1.*10^-8 so that there would be no ...
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Converting numbers to integers

I've read the available documentation but I still haven't found an NumberForm -> Integer function yet. No result in this site's search, either. Does it exist? ...
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decompose a number (less than 255) in a sum of powers of 2

Is there a built in function that would take a number and decompose it into a sum of powers of 2? The numbers will be non negative less than 256. For what it's worth I'm trying to understand a paper ...
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Is this the most efficient way to round approximate integers to integers while leaving other Reals untouched?

This might seem like an overly simple question, but I need to specify custom plot tick marks as integers (no trailing decimal point) if they are approximately integers, but not if they are not. Using ...
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Formatting a fraction as a mixed number

Is there a command that will take a rational number and rewrite it in a mixed-number-like form? That is, I'd like to apply a command to something like 10/7 and get ...