Re: Calling all math whizzes

Subject: Re: Calling all math whizzes
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:08:58 -0400

This probably doesn't need to be said, but remember that if you are
providing examples of CODE, to leave it as-is with the carat. Most of the
coding languages I've seen don't support extended formatting such as
superscripts.

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Either would work. Most IT types will recognize it as it is an accepted
> way of indicating superscript, especially, but not exclusively, when you
> only have ASCII to work with.
>
> That being said, I prefer seeing exponents superscripted. There's less
> chance of confusion, and it looks prettier, darn it.
>
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> I answered my own question about using *2<sup>80</sup>*.
>>
>> Wouldn't this be more commonly understood by non-math majors.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks... will the intended audience understand?
>> >
>> > Doesn't HTML support superscript? (It's been awhile since I dabbled in
>> > HTML.)
>> >
>> > On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Robert Lauriston <
>> robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> Yes. It's commonly used when superscript is not available.
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > I've never seen this nomenclature before: 2^80
>> >> >
>> >> > Does this mean 2 to the 80th power?
>> >> >
>> >> > Is there a better way to express it, such as eliminating the carat
>> and
>> >> > superscripting the 80?
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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References:
Calling all math whizzes: From: Chris Morton
Re: Calling all math whizzes: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Calling all math whizzes: From: Chris Morton
Re: Calling all math whizzes: From: Lin Sims

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