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Discussion of "baitni"
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Comment #4: Re: What type of unit of information?
Curtis W Franks (Fri Jul 10 15:01:38 2015)

spheniscine wrote:
> Sorry, what are nats? Is it like bit, but in base e instead of base 2?
>
> Hm I think bit should be reserved for base 2. If those others are useful
> perhaps a variant can be formed from it...

It is exactly that. It is basically the thermodynamic ("natural", in more
than one sense) unit of information.

Maybe something along the lines of bitnrte'o (resp. baitnrte'o?
Possibly additionally, bitni (resp. baitni) could be a generic unit of
information and zi'evla can be formed as above (bitnlre (resp.
baitnlre)), or it can have a new terbri for specifying the base (which I
suggest in any case).

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