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Don't forget cos, sin, tan, csc, sec, and cot of D'ni numbers!

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Definitely, because the Guild of Cartographers used trig, Yahvo preserve 'em!

See, it's the -big- questions! We know that they must've had the math, some of their technology and techniques require it, just an elementary text translated would open up a whole new world of awesome.

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Does anyone use MATLAB (an engineering programming language; MATrix LABoratory)? I've managed to convert any real, finite number to D'ni numerals. This includes fractions.

For example, pi looks like this:
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3.3#@9%*}%[@


You need to use the fonts though to see it it in a word processor such as Word. I could possibly do more digits but this seems to be enough, usually reaching the base-ten equivalent within the 8th digit to the right of the decimal point.

I don't believe MATLAB is useful for writing a stand-alone calculator with a visual interface, but I hope to at least do so in the near future.

The process to do this on paper is honestly very simple too. I was simply amazed that no one had created a program for it yet, so I went ahead. If anyone has MATLAB and wants to have a look at it, I don't mind it being an open project.

Edit--This is the code with the D'ni Script font. Pi:
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Who knows? Maybe they outsourced their math to another Age, like, say, Logopolis. Gee, whatever happened to that place, anyways...?

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did they also had variables like x and y?

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oh, i didnt mentioned the number like (squareroot)2...

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Okay, I've compiled and built a stand-alone .exe for a simple conversion tool. I hope to create a fully functioning calculator one day... anyone interested?

Edit--It doesn't allow the use of symbolic phrases like 'pi' or such yet. I would also need to write a separate mfile just for sin cos et cetera. Isn't there a special D'ni degree system? I'll have to look it up.


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I've increased the accuracy of my converter considerably. I can convert fractions greater than 2^53 -1 in magnitude too. That required the use of someone's homemade script file. Very good. Basically, I can convert numbers that are too big for your calculator, because even the calculator only carries precision to about 53 bits or something. So it's very hard to determine if the conversion is correct. Pencil and paper seems to work slowest.

I need to build another executable though. I guess not too many people are interested in this though. Oh well, a labor of love!


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Ok, I am not a math whiz, but I do know that Alphonse Godot has constructed a Fahseee calculator (base 25). His Fahsee Calculator can be found in this thread in the GoW forum here:
http://forum.guildofwriters.com/viewtop ... 1&start=20

Hope this answers some of your questions, :)

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Thanks, I didn't really have any questions--more like thinking out loud about matters--but I do want to get a hold of his program. It doesn't seem to be available on that page that I can see.


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