seq: Sum of base 26 values of the English name of n
franktaw at netscape.net
franktaw at netscape.net
Mon Jun 30 01:52:43 CEST 2008
That web site, and your posting, are the only places I've ever seen the
assignment of values A=1, ..., Y=25, Z=0. On the other hand, I've
seen A=1, ..., Z=26 fairly often.
The web site is indeed doing an assignment for base 26, but if you're
just summing the letter values, you really aren't doing base 26 any
more. Actually, I would do base 27, with blank or underscore for zero,
rather than what they are doing.
As for the original sequence -- yes, I would say to submit it (changing
Z to 26 instead of 0). Call it something like "Sum of the letter
values
of the English name of n".
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I think you mean base 36, not base 32.
Franklin T. Adams-Watters
-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Post <jvospost3 at gmail.com>
I did originally think that z (base 26) was 26, but then got the 0
value from:
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/convert-base.php?to=letters
So what is right?
That is another reason that some puzzles and cryptosystems and word
sequences use base 32, with 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}
...
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