> Bear > > COUNTING and CALENDAR > > Bear isn't terribly excited about working in the mathematics of altered base systems but will abide if such a system is created. He would simply avoid using numbers any more than necessary, and would urge the tribe to consider that such may be the effect on others as well. Bear may create a base-10 loan system if the translation becomes too onerous. Bear has a similar feeling about a calendar but a calendrical calculator could be useful in translating. I agree that for this sort of group project (including, as it does, non-mathematician/programmers), base 10 is probably best, though I did have the idea of specifying which base is being used (e.g. have numbers be "base-digit-digit-digit"), though this could easily make things even more confusing.