What is the easiest way to convert a hex value like: 0x000000000000F03F (big endian, IEEE754) to a Float in Ruby? Thanks, Matt
on 2006-05-04 02:44
on 2006-05-04 03:03
On 3-May-06, at 6:44 PM, Matt Bauer wrote: > Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/. > > Probably using pack and unpack, my first guess is something like irb(main):001:0> [0x000000000000F03F].pack('Q').unpack('G') => [3.03865194161742e-319] but now I have to look up IEEE and it looks reasonable: irb(main):002:0> [0x0000000000000000].pack('Q').unpack('G') => [0.0] irb(main):003:0> [0x8000000000000000].pack('Q').unpack('G') => [-0.0] and using a sample single precision number in binary from http:// www.psc.edu/general/software/packages/ieee/ieee.html 0 10000001 10100000000000000000000 = +1 * 2**(129-127) * 1.101 = 6.5 irb(main):005:0> [0b01000000110100000000000000000000].pack('L').unpack ('g') => [6.5] Hope this helps, Mike -- Mike S. <email@example.com> http://www.stok.ca/~mike/ The "`Stok' disclaimers" apply.