Dozenal - Sopuli
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Dozenal, or base twelve, is a way to count that uses twelve digits instead of ten. A lot of people around the world prefer it over decimal for quite a number of reasons. This is a community for those people. 1. Be respectful, considerate, and do not support any kind of bigotry. Transmisia, homomisia, ableism, pluralmisia, triggered “”““jokes””“”, slurs and the like are not allowed. 2. Keep the safety of the community. Do not threaten any person or group of people and stay away from heated debates and agressivity. 3. Don’t post explicit NSFW content of any kind.

A community for people who enjoy using base twelve and prefer it over base ten

@pingveno
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I didn’t know there was a name for proponents of base 12 systems. There are dozens of us, dozens!

@testman
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I’m interested, what are some other similar / related systems.

I am aware of metric time (one day is 10 units of time) and tau (pi*2).

Well, probably some more, but I can’t remember them right now.

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I have my own base-16 time system I came up with https://fiftysix.scot/Base-16/Time , which I still need to finish.

freelikegnu
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Everything may end up base 16 anyway due to the digital paradigm pervading nearly every aspect of life.

@ksynwa
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Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this but why would someone prefer base twelve?

@testman
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Probably because same reason that day is currently split into 24 (12*2) hours.

12 is nicely divisible by 4 numbers (6, 4, 3, 2), while 10 is only by what, just number 5?

Katie Ampersand
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Ten is also divisible by 2

In base ten, you can tell when a number is divisible by 2, 5 and ten by looking only at the last number (if it ends on 2, 4, 6, 8, 0 its divisible by 2; if it ends on 5 or 0 its divisible by 5, if it ends on 0 its divisible by ten)

In dozenal, you can do this with 2,3,4,6 and twelve

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