Here are some examples of the number format:
Each base n uses the first n digits out of the the sequence (0-9A-Z). You don't have to worry about capitalization.
The '^' symbol is used in place of an 'e' so as not to conflict with bases over 14 that use 'e' as a digit. The number 1.2^4 is in scientific notation and should be read "one point two times ten to the fourth."
I did this for a class assignment at Linfield College in 2008. It's an early example of the kind of immediate feedback UI I like to build, and at the time it was the only four-function calculator I'd seen that dealt with floating-point numbers in bases other than 10 or 2.
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This page was last updated 23-May-2013.