chapter  9
Larger Radix Numbers
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Nonetheless, these large radix numbers will be utilized with the compression program to obtain compressible random sequential strings for the purpose of examination. I have used the work of Richards (1955) and Knuth (1998) as a guide to the importance of these base numbering systems. Richards (1955) has noted that the radix’s 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, and 16 are the only radix numbers to be considered for computing machinery (Richards, 1955: 5).