This guide and the comments will be about different ways to encode data into numbers. I have 3 ways: digit, factor, and DNA.

Digit

This is the standard encoding everyone uses. It puts the data in base n and then encodes the data into digits to store it.

Factor

This is the first step into oblivion. You encode the data into the exponents of the prime factorization of a number. Idk how to use it, and that’s part of what this post is about.

DNA

This is pretty crazy and hurts my mind a bit. So in DNA, you have 4 different things you can use to build the molecule, bases A, C, G, and T. You also have 2 strands that click together. A and T click together and C and G click together. The strands are built out of the bases. Think of one strand as a number, and each base as a digit. So far, this is just plain base encoding, until you think of all the unused possibilities when using base encoding. DNA codes for about 20 different possibilities with those 4 digits. So that means 3 number places will encode a possibility. But that doesn’t use the other 44 possibilities. So that’s what the other strand takes advantage of. It has to have the opposite digits, but we can code the other 44 possibilities into what we want, effectively getting double the data from one property.

Using It

So now, how can we use these in GKC to make stuff like text displays and whatnot? Which one is best for GKC? Please comment on this.

I think that factor encoding/decoding would have the most balance between memory efficiency and security. However, depending on your exponent, you might lose some data in the process.

The problem is that Gimkit Creative is so not-complex and what we’re thinking is. We need to find a solution that’s simple enough for us to encode into Creative.

So I’m thinking that factor encoding is out bc of just getting the exponents in the first place. DNA encoding is just base encoding 2.0, but harder to use.

DNA feels… extra.
We could probably use the most efficient method of storing binary data, which is (can you guess it?) binary encoding.
That and digits feel the easiest. They still take a bucketload of blocks to unpack, but that’s just gonna happen.

I think I have used factoring before but that might not be the right term. Its pretty useful.

I used it when i was making a drop items on death system (not finished). It used concentated properties that tracked how many of each item you have through IIMS. Then I would eventually need to store the item number (property name) and the item amount (value of property) as one variable. I took the item number * 1000 (because it players cant get 1000 of my items) and then added the item number.

E.G. property 5 with a value of 39 would result as 5,039 and then could be deciphered

With the addition of text objects, this should be possible
Basically, we assign a set of random alphanumeric characters (plus spaces and punctuation) to a single unicode character, and we do that for about 64000 characters.

This allows us to assign a unique set of 3 alphanumeric characters (plus spaces and punctuation) to each of these unicode characters. For example, the unicode character 你 might end up representing “ah3”, and ⦓ might end up representing “fds”.

Right now, using no compression it’s possible to store about 7,168,000 unicode characters within gimkit, at 100% memory. Applying this 3x compression algorithm, we sacrifice the ability to use other languages but get the ability to store 21,504,000 characters!

How big is this? Well, if we assume that the average word is 5 letters long, we learn we can store The entirety of the Harry Potter book series in Gimkit, THREE TIMES OVER! (Please, for legal reasons, do not do this. Violating copyright is bad.)