Hey there. I have a GOlang code which converts a 32 bit single precision hex to float, I need to implement it in a Ruby project, I’ve been searching for long days without success. Could anyone gimme a ltl help? Below my go code I need to write in Ruby;

Any help would be appreciated. Tnx.

This works in Ruby 1.9.3 and was good practice for a rubynewbee.

Likely there are easier ways available in later versions of Ruby.

def hex_to_f(hex)

b=sprintf “%b”, hex

sign = (b[0]==‘0’) ? 1 : -1

exp=b[1…8]

mant=b[9…31]

# String.each_char works left-right so reverse to take the LSD first

e=0

m=0

exp.reverse.each_char{|c| if(c==‘1’) then e+=2**m; end; m+=1}

exponent = e - 127

f=1.0

m=1

mant.each_char{|c| if(c==‘1’) then f+=1/2.0 ** m; end; m+=1}

f * 2 ** exponent * sign

end

hex_to_f ‘0xc1dccb61’

=> -27.599306106567383

There is indeed an easier way available, and it is also available in 1.9.3:

`0xffff.to_f # => 65535.0`

The OP didn’t ask for a string input. But if you did want a string input, here’s a one-liner that will convert a stringified number with any base:

```
def string_to_float(string, base = 10)
string.delete('.').to_i(base).to_f / base**(string.reverse.index('.') || 0)
end
```