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Math::NumberBase - Number converter from one base to another base


  use Math::NumberBase;

  # base 16 numbers: hexadecimal
  my $base_16 = Math::NumberBase->new(16);

  # base 4 numbers, but with custom symbols:
  # 'w' = 0
  # 'x' = 1
  # 'y' = 2
  # 'z' = 3
  my $base_4 = Math::NumberBase->new(4, 'wxyz');

  print $base_16->to_decimal('1ac2'), "\n";
  print $base_16->from_decimal(325), "\n";
  print $base_16->convert_to('1ac2', $base_4), "\n";
  print $base_16->convert_from('yzxw', $base_4), "\n";


This class can convert a number from one base to another base.

By default, this class will use a subset of (0..9,'a'..'z') as the symbols. That means for base-16 numbers, the default symbols are 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,'a','b','c','d','e','f'. But you can always specify your own symbols by passing a string to the constructor.


new(<integer>, <string>)

The constructor.

Receives 2 optional parameters: $base and $symbols.

If no paramteres passed to constructor, the base would be 10, and the symbols would be 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, thus it makes a normal decimal number system.

If only $base is passed to constructor, the $symbols would be a subset of (0..9,'a'..'z'). That means if you pass a number greater than 36 to the constructor you have to define the symbols you want to use to represent the number.

$base has to be an integer >= 2.

$symbols should be a string.

get_base( )

Returns the base.

get_symbols( )

Returns an arrayref of symbols.

  my $base_3 = Math::NumberBase->new(3, 'abc');
  my $symbols = $base_3->get_symbols();

  # $symbols = ['a', 'b', 'c'];

get_symbol_value_map( )

Returns a hashref of symbol => value map.

  my $base_3 = Math::NumberBase->new(3, 'abc');
  my $symbol_map = $base_3->get_symbol_value_map();

  # $symbol_map = {
  #     'a' => 0,
  #     'b' => 1,
  #     'c' => 2
  # };


Convert to decimal.

  my $base_3 = Math::NumberBase->new(3, 'abc');

  # convert 'cab' in base 3 to a decimal number
  my $in_decimal = $base_3->to_decimal('cab');

  # $in_decimal = 19;


Convert from decimal.

  my $base_3 = Math::NumberBase->new(3, 'abc');

  # convert 19 decimal to a base 3 number
  my $in_base_3 = $base_3->from_decimal(19);

  # $in_base_3 = 'cab';

convert_to(<string>, <Math::NumberBase object>)

Convert a number from this base to another base.

  my $base_3 = Math::NumberBase->new(3, 'abc');
  my $base_4 = Math::NumberBase->new(4);

  # convert 'cab' in base 3 to a base 4 number
  my $in_base_4 = $base_3->convert_to('cab', $base_4);

  # $in_base_4 = '103';

convert_from(<string>, <Math::NumberBase object>)

Convert a number from another base to this base.

  my $base_3 = Math::NumberBase->new(3, 'abc');
  my $base_4 = Math::NumberBase->new(4);

  # convert 'cab' in base 3 to a base 4 number
  my $in_base_4 = $base_4->convert_from('cab', $base_3);

  # $in_base_4 = '103';


Yehezkiel Syamsuhadi <>


Copyright (C) 2009 by Yehezkiel Syamsuhadi

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.0 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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