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Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:10 am UTC

Using the digits '-', '0', and '+' for -1, 0, and +1, respectively.

0

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:33 pm UTC

+

(Easy enough, so far. Though I first wrote "1". Anyway. I probably first saw Balanced Ternary, not named as such, on a Johnny Ball programme. Weights distributed by successive powers of three (one per size) that could be placed on either side of a balance, or not at all, to enumerate an unknown mass. Placing on the unknown's side made it the negative value in the notation. Never explained as such, but a stealth education, almost, for those that did more than go "cool!" and move on!)

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:46 pm UTC

+-

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby phillip1882 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:19 pm UTC

+0
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:10 am UTC

++

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:53 am UTC

+--

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:39 am UTC

(The font makes "--" look a bit "-"ish. Thought it was wrong, for a moment.)

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:25 am UTC

+-+

(hat's true. If you have a suggestion for a better character then we can switch it going forwards.

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:28 pm UTC

+0-

(Nothing obvious comes to mind. There's a forward/backward oblique. Or ¦. Or switch to L as a sorta-flip to 1(mnemonically "Less"?). Or !01 (typos ahoy!). Or <0>. Or 101. But, other than those, and others, all of which have awkwardnesses of their own, nothing comes to mind...)

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:47 pm UTC

+00

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:35 pm UTC

+0+

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:42 pm UTC

++-

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:41 pm UTC

++0

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby phillip1882 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:24 pm UTC

+++
i made font size large for better readability.
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:40 pm UTC

phillip1882 wrote:+++
i made font size large for better readability.

Let's then see if +--- looks Ok, as the first major test...

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:01 pm UTC

+--0

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby chridd » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:15 pm UTC

+--+
~ chri d. d. /tʃɹɪ.di.di/ (Phonotactics, schmphonotactics) · they (for now, at least) · Forum game scores
mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
flicky1991 wrote:In both cases the quote is "I'm being quoted too much!"

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:23 pm UTC

+-0-

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:23 pm UTC

+-00

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby chridd » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:41 am UTC

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mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:26 am UTC

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby chridd » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:42 am UTC

+-+0
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mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:04 am UTC

+-++

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby chridd » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:43 am UTC

+0--
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mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am UTC

+0-0

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby chridd » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:36 am UTC

+0-+
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mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
flicky1991 wrote:In both cases the quote is "I'm being quoted too much!"

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby zighier » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:15 pm UTC

+00-

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 pm UTC

+000

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:10 pm UTC

+00+

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:04 pm UTC

+0+-

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:30 pm UTC

+0+0

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby phillip1882 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:25 pm UTC

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:19 pm UTC

++--

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

++-0

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:54 am UTC

++-+

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby phillip1882 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:34 pm UTC

++00
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:43 pm UTC

++0+

(edited) Hang on, you missed ++0-, above.

This should be ++00

Edit2: handy hint to check, look at the (currently) "37 posts - Page 1 of 1" below. This means the next number is ++0+ (+27+9+(0x3)+1 for a matching 37. Except this time I just rolled yours up a digit, until I realised.)

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby chridd » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:28 pm UTC

++0+
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mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...
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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:43 pm UTC

+++-

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Re: Count in Balanced Ternary

Postby faubiguy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:17 am UTC

+++0


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