"Convert your name from base 36 into any base" ...by 25294 999787897065
|binary ||dec||hex||36 |
Everyone knows what base ten is, and a lot probably know of base two...
(it uses only zero's and one's 110010001), there are also higher bases... including base 16 or "hexadecimal" ...which is used by computer and electronics guys/gurls, a block of four binary numbers can be easily represented by one digit of hex,
this in binary... 1111,1010,1011,0100 would equal... fab4 in hex, it (hex) uses zero through nine and letters "abcdef" for higher digit representation, this is so you can count to 15 (or " f " in hex) using only one digit/letter per place...
i.e. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f ...then you would come upon 10 (actually in the sixteenth place)
Base 36 or "alphadecimal" works the same way but it includes all the letters of the alphabet,
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
so you can enter your name (which would actually be considered an alphadecimal number) or anything you want in base 36 and find out what it would look like in base 10 or any other base.
To work the program... Enter the base of the number you plan on entering in the top drop down box, that's "36" (if you're going to enter a number with letters in it), then click or type in a number/yourname using either keyboard (if you enter numbers using the keyboard you type on with your fingers, you'll have to click "compute" also), and it will return your name in whatever base you have the lower drop down set to, from there you can use either drop down and change the base of the original number or its conversion,
If you want to initially enter a base 10 or any other base... set the top drop down to 10 and it will return the number in whatever base you have the lower drop down set to, then you can change it with either drop down. For instance... if you enter your phone number as a base 10 number, there's a good chance it might return as all letters or even a readable word in a higher base.
For all the Trekkies out there... The binary number in the episode with the Bynars is 11001001 it's also the name of the episode... I used to have a lot of fun watching Star Trek (especially during commercials). click here for a random spock quote
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The limit on the number of digits input of base 36 numbers/letters is about ten or eleven because that's the limit your computer can handle,
Base ten uses 10^N
... one's, ten's, hundred's, thousand's etc. in column places
3871 would mean... 3 thousands, 8 hundreds, 7 tens and 1 ones
= 3·103 + 8·102 + 7·101 + 1·100
Base thirty-six uses 36^N
... one's, 36's, 1296's, 46656's, 1679616's etc.
= 15·363 + 10·362 + 11·361 + 4·360 = 71320010
So you can see the numbers in base 36 get huge in a hurry.
If you want to find something too long like gravityboy.com you can do it in two pieces...
gravityboy b36 = 1701981534790834 base10 and
(dot com) .com b36 = 0.35232338820301784 ...base 10
So "gravityboy.com" base 36 = 1701981534790834.35232338820301784 base 10
Input of base 2 numbers can be huge, like this...
This program also works with decimals, so if you wanted to see what pi looks like in binary (base two) just input base 10 then enter 3.14159265358 and then use the drop down to go to base 2. Sometimes the last digit of decimals is not rounded correctly... that's because there isn't any way to store a repeating decimal and then change it to another base and get the value of the infinite repetition correctly. Although, if you get some decimal and there is a zero tacked on the end it probably means it is exact. If you input some decimal... for instance something in base 5 and then change to other bases you might notice some of the answers are shorter then others... that's because base 5 would use 5 ^N
(in decimals) -1n = 1/5 ... -2n = 1/25 ... -3n = 1/125
and something like base 15 or base 25 with some kind of fractional equivalence would be easy to change into each other. Got it? Base 14 would switch easily (maybe exactly) into base 28, but something like base 14 might not go so nice into base 17.
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