numeranatomy

 

Numeranatomy is part of an experiment in expressing numeric values in a form which visually indicates its factor composition.

 

Syntax:
Three core symbols corresponding to the numbers 1, 2, and 3 are used to build all numbers:

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These numbers can be added to an expression by placing the corresponding value at the beginning of an expression, followed by a small dot:

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A term is created by expressing the factors for the given numeric value in their simplest form. By expressing the values in this way, it allows one to see how the numeric value can be factored, and how it relates to other numerical values with similar expressions.

A tall vertical line is used to separate the two terms (factors) that are multiplied together to create the final numerical value. If a number has several factors, always choose the ones that are closest to each other. For example, for the number 42, you would multiply 6 * 7 (not 2 * 21):

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A set of modifiers are used to indicate that an expression is raised to the indicated power (of 2, 3, 4, etc…)

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In many cases, an expression consists of at least one factor that is a complex expression. In this case, the tall vertical line is shortened to the same height as the other glyphs to avoid any confusion as to which factors are being multiplied (similar to using proper placement of parenthesis to make expressions more clear). For example, for the number 99 you would use factors 9 * 11. Since 11 is prime, the expression is written as (1+(2*5)) or (1+(2*(1+4))).

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