How many combinations of 16 characters can i have with 12 places? Repetition is allowed.
The game no man's sky has a coordinate system using "glyphs", unique characters, of which there are 16, but the actual coordinates only use 12 of these 16 glyphs.
Repetition of glyphs are allowed. At a glance, i realize that this is an astronomically large number of unique combinations that are possible, but my question is what's the way to do the actual calculation? I'm not good at math and i feel like i should know this, but its not coming to me.