# Binary numbers in Indian antiquity

```@article{Nooten1993BinaryNI,
title={Binary numbers in Indian antiquity},
author={Barend A. van Nooten},
journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
year={1993},
volume={21},
pages={31-50}
}```
• B. V. Nooten
• Published 1 March 1993
• Philosophy
• Journal of Indian Philosophy
Selon l'A. le calcul binaire existait deja en Inde comme science de la metrique bien avant sa decouverte par Gottfried Leibniz en 1695. Le nombre binaire est introduit pour la premiere fois par Pingala comme moyen de classification des modeles metriques Vediques dans son traite Chandahśāstra, probablement date du 2-3 siecle av. J.-C. La procedure qu'il utilise, la prastāra, est en effet une application pratique d'une theorie mathematique plus generale des nombres binaires.
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