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Converting Input Hex Data Strings to Number

fredericksonnic
1-Newbie

Converting Input Hex Data Strings to Number

I have a file of text that looks like this:

1 678H

2 3F4H

3 FC7H

.....

....

I am reading this in as data and want to do numerical calculations on the 2nd column, which represents hexidecimal numbers. MathCad things they are strings. Is there a way to force them to a data type of numeric, or, barring that, convert them with some function to type number?

Thanks

Fritz

8 REPLIES 8

May be this help you

http://twt.mpei.ac.ru/MCS/Worksheets/base2base.xmcd

Yu can convert the string "0FC7h" (hex) to the string "4039" (dec) and then use str2num function - 4039 (to dec number).

Even easier: append a "0" in front of every hexstring and then feed it in str2num.

WE

Something like the attached?

WE

19.11.png

b2b.png

You missed something. Fritz' hex-data have already an "H" at the end!

This makes things a lot easier on the one side and makes your bas2base fail on the other.

Even if the "H" would be missing it would be easier to append it the same way the "0" is prepended rather than to strip it and use base2base. But probably thats a matter of taste.

Nevertheless your base2base() is a program nice to have and to learn from.

Attached is my version which I wrote some time ago as a quick hack. Therefore no errorchecking, etc.

WE

Werner Exinger wrote:

You missed something. Fritz' hex-data have already an "H" at the end!

WE

I think H is h (a postfix hex) in Mathcad

Valery Ochkov schrieb:

I think H is h (a postfix hex) in Mathcad

Yes, mathcad seems not to be case sensitive in this respect and because the "H" its already in the file you can use the built-in str2num straightforward (as long as the first character is a number, the reason for the leading "0") and do not have to resort to base2base conversion.

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:Werner_E)

As someone in another thread asked, here is a new baseconversion with some basic error handling implemented.

I also attach a file in Prime3 format.

While copying the errormessages in the P3 file I noticed that copy and paste still does not work as it should - what a shame!

BaseConversions.png

EDIT: Slightly modified the files

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