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The Library of Babel is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges about a library that contains all possible 410-page books with a character set of 22 letters, spaces, periods, and commas, with 80 lines per book and 40 characters per line.

The number of books is equal to 251,312,000 ≈ 1.956 × 101,834,097, known as Borges' number. The number of ways to arrange those books is about 10101,834,102, the factorial of Borges' number.

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W.G. Bloch "The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel", 2008, 192 p.


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