May 26, 2018
Integers with flexible representations
This is a package for doing integer arithmetic while using a different base representation than normal. In base n arithmetic you have n symbols which have a representation. I was going to call them “glyphs”, but being text strings they are not really. On Tye McQueen’s whimsical suggestion I settled on the name MathFleximal, the set of text representations is called a “flex”, and the representation of individual digits are the “flecks”. These names are somewhat unofficial…
This allows you to do basic arithmetic using whatever digits you want, and to convert from one to another.