Alec's base 5 conventions
From Maths
ASCII
The "squiggle" form I use on paper (so my base 5 work is visually distinct from base 10, and there is never any confusion) is based on "high/low point/hold", a low point is a 1, a low hold a 2, a high point a 3 and a high hold a 4 (a zero is a - with an o over the top, a point is a - with an o underneath - the o is not separate from the line, it's a loop)
This doesn't map well to ASCII - as a high-hold is missing (four) - here F is used. However
Letters | Meaning | Comment | |
---|---|---|---|
C | Classic | High-leading numbers, as usual, that is 1234 is 1 thousands + 2 hundreds ... the highest comes first. | |
R | Reverse | Low-leading numbers, a convention I'm experimenting with at time of writing^{[Note 1]} | |
P | . | Point | Like "decimal point" - marking the instance where we transition from units to base^{-1}-ths |
Z | o | 0 | |
I | v | 1 | |
T | _ | 2 | |
H | ^ | 3 | Think three - it's thin at best but I've gotten used to it |
F | 4 |
Examples
- CTHPI or C_^.v is "Two-dex three point one", or [23.1]_{5}
- The reverse of this is RIPHT (symbolically: Rv.^_ ) or "1.32" because of this I am thinking about using:
- RPIPHT or R.v.^_ - notice the "P" right after the "R" - indicating we jump right into the "sub-unit" or "fractional" part.
- The reverse of this is RIPHT (symbolically: Rv.^_ ) or "1.32" because of this I am thinking about using:
Notes
- ↑ Time of writing:
- 28^{th} of August 2018 @ 1400 Local