There are commands to store a number in a register, to insert the number in the buffer in decimal, and to increment it. These commands can be useful in keyboard macros (see Keyboard Macros).
C-u number C-x r n r
number into register
C-u number C-x r + r
r contains a number, increment the number in that register by
number. Note that command
C-x r + (
increment-register) behaves differently if
r contains text. See Text Registers.
C-x r i r
Insert the number from register
r into the buffer.
C-x r i is the same command used to insert any other sort of register contents into the buffer.
C-x r + with no numeric argument increments the register value by 1;
C-x r n with no numeric argument stores zero in the register.