BIN2OCT function
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BIN2OCT
Converts a binary number to octal.
This function is only available if the Analysis AddIn is installed.
Syntax:
BIN2OCT(binarynumber)
- returns text representing an octal number, given binarynumber, which may be text, or a number containing only digits 1 and 0 (thus the number appears to be binary, although it is not).
- binarynumber may have up to ten bits in two's complement representation; positive numbers are 0 to 111111111 (nine bits representing 0 to 511 decimal) and negative numbers 1111111111 to 1000000000 (ten bits representing -1 to -512 decimal)
- If binarynumber is negative, BIN2OCT returns ten octal digits, representing the octal number in two's complement form.
Example:
BIN2OCT("1100")
- returns 14 as text.
BIN2OCT(1100)
- returns 14 as text. The number 1100 has only 1 and 0 digits, and may be read as binary.
BIN2OCT("1100"; 3)
- returns 014 as text. A leading zero is added to make 3 digits.
BIN2OCT("1111111110")
- returns 7777777776 as text (two's complement representation of decimal -2).
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