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14,028,366,653,498,915,298,923,761

I wonder how many characters a single post can contain.

Edited by Momerath: n/a

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155,576,970,220,531,065,681,649,693
251,728,825,683,549,488,150,424,261
407,305,795,904,080,553,832,073,954
659,034,621,587,630,041,982,498,215
1,066,340,417,491,710,595,814,572,169
1,725,375,039,079,340,637,797,070,384

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And now, for the cheating:

Dim As String Fib1, Fib2, FibResult, FibFormatted
Dim As Integer L1, L2, i, j, q, FibRange, m1, m2, CarryFlag, answer

Input "Input the number of Fibonacci numbers to generate (press Enter when done):", FibRange

If FibRange < 1 Or FibRange > 1000 Then
	Print "Please enter a number from 1 to 1000."
	End
EndIf

Fib1 = "1"
Fib2 = "1"
Print "1: 1"
Print "2: 1"
For i = 1 To FibRange
	L1 = LEN(Fib1)
	L2 = Len(Fib2)
	For j = L1 TO 1 Step -1 
		m1 = Cast(Integer, Mid(Fib1, j, 1))
		m2 = Cast(Integer, Mid(Fib2, j + (Len(Fib2) - Len(Fib1)), 1))
		m2 = m2 + m1
		IF CarryFlag = 1 THEN
			m2 = m2 + 1
			CarryFlag = 0
		END IF
		IF m2 >= 10 Then
			m2 = m2 - 10
			CarryFlag = 1
		END IF
		FibResult = Str(m2) + FibResult	

	NEXT j
	If CarryFlag = 1 Then
		If L1 = L2 Then
			FibResult = "1" + FibResult
		Else
			m2 = Cast(Integer, Mid(Fib2, 1, 1)) + 1
			FibResult = Str(m2) + FibResult
		EndIf

		CarryFlag = 0
	Else
		If L1 <> L2 Then
			m2 = Cast(Integer, Mid(Fib2, 1, 1))
			fibResult = Str(m2) + FibResult
		EndIf
	EndIf
	
	If Len(FibResult) > 3 Then
		q = Len(FibResult) Mod 3
		For j = Len(FibResult) To q Step -3
			FibFormatted = Mid(FibResult, j - 2, 3) + FibFormatted
			If j > q Then
				 FibFormatted = "," + FibFormatted 
			EndIf
		Next j
	Else
		q = Len(FibResult)
	EndIf
	
	FibFormatted = Mid(FibResult, 1, q) + FibFormatted

	If Left(FibFormatted,1) = "," Then
		FibFormatted = Right(FibFormatted, Len(FibFormatted) - 1)
	EndIf

	Print Str(i + 2); ": "; FibFormatted
	
	Fib1 = Fib2
	Fib2 = FibResult
	FibResult = ""
	FibFormatted = ""
Next i

Compiled with FreeBASIC using FbEdit IDE. Whee!

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Oh, I was looking at the posts, and noticed that Momerath asked "I wonder how many characters a single post can contain?". I got to thinking that since there's a limit to how many digits the numeric datatypes of some programming languages can contain, how would I go about writing a generalized Fibonacci number generator that wasn't constrained by that limit?

The post I made was one such program. It uses string datatypes, and manipulates each digit independently. It is only limited by the possible length of the "string" datatype for this language (I think it's 32767...I'd have to check). So in theory, it could generate all Fibonacci numbers with 32767 or fewer digits. It uses basically the same technique of the "carry flag" that Assembler uses for register arithmetic.

Does it wreck the posting game? No, not really. I posted the next few numbers in the series on my earlier post, but I did indicate that I had cheated. And I thought that it was a programming technique that was worth sharing...sorry if anyone was offended.

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