|Fernando Gouvea on Fri, 02 Aug 2019 18:35:05 +0200|
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|accessing p-adic digits|
When I create a p-adic number like
(12:31) gp > a=1/42+O(5^12)
Is there an easy way to access the sequence of digits, [3,0,0,2,4,4,2,0,0,2,4,4]? I would like to display a p-adic expansion as a "long base-p enumber", so that 1/42 = ...4420024420023 in base 5.
-- ============================================================= Fernando Q. Gouvea http://www.colby.edu/~fqgouvea Carter Professor of Mathematics Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics Colby College 5836 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901 A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt