Joyce Sequence, A054382

John Conway conway at math.Princeton.EDU
Tue May 9 22:06:35 CEST 2000

On Tue, 9 May 2000, Michael Kleber quoted:

> > ** And the 10th shd be 10000000001  ??   Safest to use logs to base  e,
> > so as to avoid integers.     R.     

 and wrote:

> Not the point -- we want digits in base 10.  As I already pointed out, 
> #digits in x is 1+floor(log_10(x)), not ceiling(log_10(x)); these
> differ by 1 exactly when x is a power of 10.
> I mean, log_10(10)=1 but it has 2 digits (just barely :-), see?

   But that precisely WAS Richard's point!

     John Conway

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