# All posts tagged: pingala

## Indian Binary Numbers And The Katapayadi Notation

Many scholars have argued that the KTPY scheme goes as early as Vararuci and its earliest use should belong squarely in the centuries BC, they have not been able to provide an unambiguous usage which is that early. The object of this note is to provide that early evidence of a form of the KTPY scheme.

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part VIII: Number of Meters

In previous articles, we have dealt with poetic meters where all the four quarters of a verse had the same pattern of Laghus and Gurus. Such meters are called Samavrutta.

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part VII: From Ganas to Octal and Hexadecimal

This is one amongst many inventions that we think are modern but which have their roots in ancient India.

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part VI: Meru Prastaar

Pingala’s Meru Prastaar which is popularly known as Pascal’s Triangle. It predates the Pascal triangle by at least 1800 years

## Pingala’s Algorithm Part IV – Algorithm to find the value of a Binary Sequence

Pingala’s Algorithm for Binary sequence is used to represent instructions to the computer and various types of data depending on the context

## How Pingala created the Binary Number System

Ancient Indian prosodist and mathematician Pingala was the first to develop and use the binary number system