Interesting Esoterica

Check Digits

Web page by Jonathan Mohr
  • Published in 1999
  • Added on
A decimal (or alphanumeric) digit added to a number for the purpose of detecting the sorts of errors humans typically make on data entry.

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Notes about check digits, including Verhoeff's algorithm for a decimal check digit.

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@online{CheckDigits,
	title = {Check Digits},
	abstract = {A decimal (or alphanumeric) digit added to a number for the purpose of detecting the sorts of errors humans typically make on data entry.},
	url = {http://www.augustana.ualberta.ca/{\~{}}mohrj/algorithms/checkdigit.html},
	year = 1999,
	author = {Jonathan Mohr},
	comment = {Notes about check digits, including Verhoeff's algorithm for a decimal check digit.},
	urldate = {2022-01-18},
	collections = {basically-computer-science,easily-explained,fun-maths-facts,unusual-arithmetic}
}