John Lawson jpl15 at panix.com
Sat Dec 30 15:23:12 EST 2006


On Sat, 30 Dec 2006, KB2WIG at twcny.rr.com wrote:

>
> Gary,
> You might try (X)^1/2...  your raising the number to the 1/2 power,
> which is the same as taking the square root.   ^(1/3) cube root   ^
> (1/4) fourth, etc..

The ASCII 'programming' convention is \sqrt{n}.

The labor intensive way to do an approximation of the symbol in an ASCII
monospaced font is to make the bar as an underline on the line *above* the
numbers, like:

____
V 2   = 1.41421...

using of course a capital 'V' in front,

but it can get messy fast, and if the recipient's mail client doesn't
handle monospacing well, it turns right into a dog's breakfast real
fast...

But, it's the Thought that Counts, at any rate!

Cheers

John
KB6SCO
DM09fg