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Googology Wiki is an online encyclopedia and community dedicated to large numbers.

We're currently editing 3,957 articles. If you're fascinated by numbers like Meameamealokkapoowa oompa and dimendecal,
why not help us out?

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Talk to us on Freenode IRC (##googology)! (Or scroll down.)


New to big numbers?

Googology is the mathematical study of large numbers, their properties, and their nomenclature. If you're interested in the subject, but you don't know where to start, try reading about some basic functions and ideas:

Also, be sure to check out the links below.

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Counting this way for unspeakable eons,
Using unspeakable numbers,
Counting eons by these atoms,
One atoms standing for ten myriad unspeakable numbers of eons,
If you praise a single Universally Good for that many eons,

It would still be impossible to exhaust the amount of virtue of Universal Good.
  —from the Avatamsaka Sutra


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GoogolNews​™

  • August 10, 2015: Wikia has globally disabled custom JavaScript, so many formulas will not render on the wiki. Sorry about the mess!
  • March 4, 2015: The Second International Googological Olympiad has begun. Everyone is welcome to participate!
  • January 27, 2015: One of our members has launched a little competition, The First International Googological Olympiad. Why not participate?
  • December 9, 2014: We have a birthday once again: today Sbiis Saibian's One to Infinity turns six, congratulations Sbiis!
  • December 5, 2014: Happy 6th birthday, Googology Wiki!
  • October 1, 2014: Hey, Redditors! The /r/googology subreddit could really use some love.
  • July 19, 2014: Want to talk to real googologists? We've set up the IRC channel ##googology on Freenode.
  • February 11, 2014: Here is the 3000th article!
  • January 1, 2014: Happy 2014!
  • December 12, 2013: French Googology Wiki is here.
  • December 9, 2013: Happy 5th birthday to Sbiis Saibian! Er, Sbiis Saibian's website.
  • December 6, 2013: 日本語は話せますか? Googology Wiki now has a Japanese version.
  • December 5, 2013: FIVE YEARS!
  • November 28, 2013: Please help us add information on some of the larger uncountable cardinals. (And happy Thanksgiving to our friends in the U.S.)
  • June 15 2013: Googology Wiki in Dutch was created!
  • May 8, 2013: We've just hit our 2000th article!
  • March 30, 2013: Due to their importance to large number studies, we have decided to introduce articles about Cantor's ordinals! Check them out, or better, help us build them!
  • March 19, 2013: We need your help with a new article, List of googological functions, which indexes various functions and notations using FGH.
  • January 4, 2013: The community has decided to decrease the lower bound on number articles from 100 to 0. Help us create articles for the numbers from 0 to 99!
  • December 9, 2012: One to Infinity, the e-book brainchild of Sbiis Saibian celebrates its fourth birthday!
  • December 8, 2012: Googology Wiki is now four years old! Many thanks to all the contributors who have brought this wiki to what it is today.

Links

This is a compilation of websites that may be of interest to large number enthusiasts.

This isn't the only way to access the IRC channel, though! You should get yourself a proper client like mIRC (Windows only) or Quassel (cross-platform).



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