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fractions / "decimals" in other bases?
04-21-2014, 01:41 AM
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fractions / "decimals" in other bases?
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All the different base support on the WP32S is great and does what most people want most of the time. However, for us hardware types, who can be designing fixed-point circuits, it would be great if the other bases worked with floating (or at least fixed) point math. To me, changing base should mainly be the equivalent of changing the format string in a scanf or printf statement and not affect how the math is done internally.

FYI, for people not used to this, 0.5D == 0.8X == 0.4O == 0.1B. This is, for example in binary, the digit to the right of the decimal (actually binary) point are halves, and then the next place are quarters, eights, etc.

I've seen some calculators that do this. Don't know how much work it would be to have the WP implement this.

Thanks much!

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fractions / "decimals" in other bases? - unfrostedpoptart - 04-21-2014 01:41 AM

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