Documentation/How Tos/Calc: BASE function
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BASE
Returns a text representation of a number, in a specified base radix.
Syntax:
BASE(number; radix; minlength)
- converts number (a positive integer) to text, with the base radix radix (an integer between 2 and 36), using characters 0-9 and A-Z.
- minlength (optional) specifies the minimum number of characters returned; zeroes are added on the left if necessary.
Example:
BASE(17; 2)
- returns 10001 as text (binary system).
BASE(17; 10)
- returns 17 as text (decimal system).
BASE(255; 16; 4)
- returns 00FF as text (hexadecimal system). Extra zeroes are added to give 4 characters.
ISTEXT(BASE(17; 10))
- returns TRUE. Text is returned, not a number.