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dec2base

Convert decimal integer to its base-n representation for fi objects

Description

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baseStr = dec2base(D,n) returns a base-n representation of the decimal integer D. The output argument baseStr is a character array that represents digits using numeric characters, and, when n is greater than 10, letters. For example, if n is 12, the dec2base represents the numbers 9, 10, and 11 using the characters 9, A, and B, and represents the number 12 as the character sequence 10.

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baseStr = dec2base(D,n,minDigits) returns a base-n representation of D with no fewer than minDigits digits.

Tip

dec2base returns the base-n representation of the real-world value of the values contained in fi object D.

Examples

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Convert a decimal number to a character vector that represents its value in base 3.

D = fi(23);
baseStr = dec2base(D,3)
baseStr =

    '212'

Convert a decimal number to a character vector that represents its value in base 12. In this base system, the characters 'A' and 'B' represent the numbers denoted as 10 and 11 in base 10.

D = fi(23);
baseStr = dec2base(D,12)
baseStr =

    '1B'

Specify the number of base-3 digits that dec2base returns. If you specify more digits than are required, then dec2base pads the output with leading zeros.

D = fi(23);
baseStr = dec2base(D,3,5)
baseStr =

    '00212'

Convert the upper bound of a signed fi object with 100-bit word length to base 36 representation.

baseStr = dec2base(upperbound(fi([],1,100,0)),36)
baseStr =

    '1PG7OTO50BLAOIQ8FPQ7'

Input Arguments

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Input array, specified as a fi array of nonnegative numbers.

D must contain finite integers. If any element of D has a fractional part, then dec2base produces an error. For example, dec2base(fi(10),8) converts fi(10) to '12', but dec2base(fi(10.5),8) produces an error.

Data Types: fi

Base of output representation, specified as an integer between 2 and 36. For example, if n is 8, then the output represents base-8 numbers.

Minimum number of digits in the output, specified as a positive integer.

  • If D can be represented with fewer than minDigits digits, then dec2base pads the output with leading zeros.

  • If D is so large that it must be represented with more than minDigits digits, then dec2base returns the output with as many digits as required.

Extended Capabilities

Version History

Introduced in R2021b

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