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Adoption of the Octal Number System
May 1971 (vol. 20 no. 5)
pp. 593-598
A.R. Plantz, Solid-State Physics Bureau of Mines U. S. Dep. Interior
The possible adoption of the metric system in the United States makes it logical that any other major changes be considered at the same time. Therefore, it is proposed to adopt the octal number system in place of the decimal. The importance of computers in our lives makes it reasonable that we adopt a number system with a base 2n. The advantages and disadvantages of the various values o
Index Terms:
Binary?decimal conversion, binary?octal conversion, comparison of advantages of number bases, decimal?binary conversion, information content of number bases, measurement system using octal base numbers, octal?binary conversion, octal number usage, symbol requirements for number bases.
Citation:
A.R. Plantz, M. Berman, "Adoption of the Octal Number System," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 593-598, May 1971, doi:10.1109/T-C.1971.223307
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