Newbie questions
Nick Linker
xlcr@REDACTED
Thu Mar 30 13:30:26 CEST 2006
Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) wrote:
> 2) - how many (decimal) digits are there in fib(N)
>
> 2) is much more difficult - you could or course just compute fib(N)
> then take the log -
> but this is cheating - so can you compute the number of decomal
> digits in fib(N) without
> actually going to the trouble of computing fib(N) - now this might be
> easy but it certainly is not
> obvious...
>
> /Joe
I'm sorry, but I meant quite different question: given a big number N,
how to compute the number of digits?
There is obvious solution: length(integer_to_list(N)), but it is not
very efficient. I wanted to have a bit faster solution... Ok, nevermind.
Best regards,
Linker Nick.
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