Functions and Directives

Function F2Bin() Foundation

Converts a numeric value to a 64 bit IEEE floating point number.

F2bin( <nNumeric> ) --> cBinary
<nNumeric> is a numeric expression whose value is converted to binary format.

The return value of F2bin() is an eight byte character string which contains the numeric value as a 64 bit IEEE floating point number.


F2bin() converts numeric values in the range of a 64 bit IEEE floating point number to their binary representation. The function returns a character string with eight characters. The counterpart of F2bin() is Bin2f().

F2bin() can be used in connection with DllCall() and low level API functions which require a 64 bit floating point number as a parameter.

// F2bin() is used just like L2bin(). The difference 
// lies only in the value range. 


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