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Question asked by rsb on Oct 24, 2002
"Blalock, William T." <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm working with a Logic Analyzer that sends a data block back to the
> controller in binary one byte at a time.
> In some cases I have to convert a 64 bit word (8 bytes) to its decimal
> equivalent.  Vee only allows up to a 32 bit word (bits(str)) for conversion
> to decimal. Anyone have an efficient way to do this without umpteen loops ,
> bit shifts, ....etc.  I'm using Vee 6.03 on Win2000.  Thanks in advance.

If you are tallking about a 64-bit binary value and not a 64-bit
representation of a decimal value ala IEEE 64 bit specs, then you're
going to need some loops. VEE's reals (like most) are based on IEEE
64 bit floating point spec so is not capable of directly doing what you want.

You'll therefore need an extended-resolution algorithm of some sort.

Are you sure that you aren't getting a 64-bit IEEE value from the instrument?


Stan Bischof  Agilent Technologies  707-577-3994

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