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*To*: voynich@xxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: No numbers in the VMS*From*: Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 17:32:02 +0000*In-reply-to*: <3BE15059.3DE96E98@copeca.dsnet.it>*References*: <5.1.0.14.0.20011030175019.02815ec0@mail.globalnet.co.uk> <5.1.0.14.0.20011031105417.02470b60@mail.globalnet.co.uk>

I understand that discussing with each newcomer issues which have already been settled long ago must be more frustrating than rewarding, but please be patient. If this theme has been discarded only on entropy consideration, I believe that it's been dismissed too hastily.

Ooops - in my original reply, I tried (in the following paragraph) to signal my own distrust of statistics... I've also proposed (in other emails) that context-based statistical coding would be another way of producing encoded text with a lower entropy than the plaintext, so I'm completely in agreement with you on this point.

P.S. All of the above would be quite amusing for someone already in the grave since a number of centuries, if VMS is nothing but a hoax...

IMHO, it would be even more amusing if was actually a syllabic Pinyin description of sylphium usage and abusage. :-)

**References**:**Re: No numbers in the VMS***From:*Giuliano Colla

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