Talk:Binary numeral system

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 Definition Numeral system that represents numbers using only the digits 0 and 1. [d] [e]
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Should I just copy the Wikipedia page wholesale, as it seems considerably more substantial than my meager effort? --Kevin J. Cole 10:23, 5 March 2007 (CST)

If you already started your own work, by all means give it a chance, please! I always prefer to start from scratch -- even if at the beginning the results seem modest when compared to the Wikipedia version. Please remember that your article would be developed by you and others and this eventually could result in something even better than what you see in Wikipedia. There is a general essay on that CZ:How to convert Wikipedia articles to Citizendium articles. --AlekStos 09:36, 5 March 2007 (CST)

I'm not a native speaker so I will not touch the article concerning the following issues although they look strange to me:

  • The title is Binary numeral system. But later one we have "Binary numbering system", "Hexadecimal numbering system" and "Decimal system" (neither numbering nor numeral). I would assume a bit of consistency is lacking but maybe these terms are really interchangeable.
  • Is the idiom used to describe the calculation of the numerical value of the digit representation (i.e. "number 10 represents the value consisting of one set of tens (101), and no sets of ones (100) ) really correct and the most simple one in use (being in use for some obscure set-theoretic foundation of numerical theory doesn't count). It sounds strange when I read it.

--Markus Baumeister 16:35, 7 March 2007 (CST)

I agree completely; I've renamed the article and tried to make the first occurence always be "binary number system" (linked). Later in the article, we can just say "binary system" etc.
I've made "binary number system" come before others in the edits I made. Anthony Argyriou 18:18, 28 April 2007 (CDT)

here is my €0.02

I know these systems to be called binary numerical systems, with individual binaries as members. so hey numerical or what else. I know and have never known of another name, but then it is nust 2 cents. Robert Tito | Talk 17:00, 7 March 2007 (CST)


Catherine - your edits are definitely an improvement. My writing usually needs an editor who understands what I'm talking about and can express it a little more clearly and concisely. Thank you! Anthony Argyriou 21:51, 28 April 2007 (CDT)

And thank you for saying that! (and for contributing your writing in the first place). --Catherine Woodgold 07:34, 29 April 2007 (CDT)

Article name?

Maybe this should be at Binary number system, since that's now the term used in the text? J. Noel Chiappa 13:43, 16 June 2008 (CDT)