The Magic of Base 3
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:22:42 -0700
> Note that the article suggests that it should be e-valued, and that 3
> is simply the closest integer.
I am trying to imagine, but have not yet managed to imagine, how
non-integral bases would "work", while still preserving the
[symbols x places] efficiency posited by the article.
> "Doron Zeilberger of Rutgers University, in a paper co-authored with
> his computer Shalosh B. Ekhad, established that..."
> seems perhaps more important than any particular ternary properties.
I missed that the first time through. Turns out that
Zeilberger likes to credit his computer as a coauthor.
His "servant" even has a homepage: