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Hello everyone! Welcome to my large number site, devoted to large numbers and googology.

Before I begin, I think I should introduce myself. I'm a 14-year-old male who uses the pseudonym "Eners49" online. Large numbers have never really interested me that much until recently. At one point, I discovered this website (https://sites.google.com/site/pointlesslargenumberstuff/) which led me to discover the amazing world of googology. I highly recommend you check out that site after looking over this one, since I largely based the design and layout of my site off of it.

Googology is the study of large numbers, their properties, and their nomenclature. Now, if you are fairly new to this topic, you may be thinking "Why do we need a large number site? Naming and creating large numbers is easy!" Well then, you are WRONG! If you think that the googol and googolplex are huge and easy to create, I am about to CRUSH your notion of large numbers and BLOW YOUR MIND with all kinds of arrows, arrays, power towers, and Graham's Number, a number which itself is completely and utterly incomprehensible, but the horrifying truth is... it's just a speck of dust compared to what this site has to offer. If you think that naming large numbers is easy, your idea of large numbers is: just write down a 1 and keep writing zeroes after it, right? Well, you are wrong! Consider the number googolplex - a 1 followed by 10100 zeroes. We can't just write down a googol zeroes, since that would take up more space than we have in the universe! As we progress through the site, the numbers become harder and harder to devise and understand. On a googological scale, our place value number system is really only one step away from the Roman numeral system. If Roman numerals can only represent quantities up to a certain value (it depends on how many symbols you want to write down), N, then our place value system can only represent quantities up to 10N. It doesn't seem easy anymore to name large numbers, does it?

There are a total of 708 entries on the Gigantic List of Large Numbers. At the website's official release, it had 688 entries (not a lot has been added, obviously). The website took three weeks to make. So if I was able to write up 106 pages in three weeks, you shouldn't be complaining about your English essay.

On this site, not only will I show that smaller-looking numbers like a myriad or a million are really enormous, but I will also show that they are totally put to shame by nearly all the numbers on this list.  You'll find this site crawling with numbers you've never heard of before, such as giggol, gaggol, tritri, tetratri, and the list goes on and on. You'll also find numbers in between with REALLY weird names, like a godgahlahgong. You're probably already familiar with the -illion system (a million is 106, a billion is 109, etc.) but may only know a few. Did you know that there are 20 official -illions in the dictionary, with the last one being vigintillion? However, people like Sbiis Saibian and Jonathan Bowers have created systems that extend toward millions and billions and trillions of -illions. There's actually an entry on here for the 666,666,666,666,666,666,666,666,666th -illion - and it has a very long name! See if you can find it!

But, even those extended -illion systems are completely dwarfed by up-arrows (for more information on them, see the end of Part 2). We're familiar with basic operation such as addition, multiplication, and exponentiation. But, there are names for the operators beyond exponentiation, and those are much more powerful than the layman can hope to comprehend! And they are completely dwarfed by arrays and the Extensible-E system. After that, you can have multidimensional arrays, which it pains me to say, even I don't understand completely!

But why are we creating such large numbers that have no real-world meaning? Because it's fun. We are creating large numbers for the sake of it. And as you scroll through the list, I think you will understand better why we have created these numbers.

Now, for whatever reason you found my site, whether you were searching random things on the web, you typed in a random url, or who knows what else, what are you waiting for? Click on the "Gigantic List of Large Numbers" tab to learn about some of the crazy numbers people have invented! And when you finish reading (or skimming) through it, take a look at the new notation idea I have come up with.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please don't skip any parts of the list before going on to read the next. If you skip to the Graham's Number entry, I'm sure you won't understand what it is because YOU HAVEN'T READ EVERYTHING BEFORE IT. The first few numbers in Part 1 may be overwhelming at first, but please, don't skip over them.

Updates

07/28/2018: Added an entry count for each section. Also added a few entries here and there. 
07/15/2018: Created a section "New Notation Idea?" about a new notation I am working on. 
07/12/2018: Launching date of this website.
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