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How to convert data while maintaining binary values

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Hi all,

 

I am having issues representing data in floating point format.

 

Here is an example:

 

DataConversionBD.jpg

The code above yields the following results:

 

DataConversionFP.jpg

 

Every value displayed is as expected except for single precision float. That bit array, converted to float, should be 33.5:

 

bitconv.jpg

 

It appears that LabVIEW retains the decimal value of the int and converts that to float rather than the bit string, although I wasn't able to verify that for sure because I don't know how to see the bit string used for a float without converting it to int first.

 

How can I modify this code to generate the actual float value (33.5) of the bit string rather than the decimal value of the int represented in float form?

 

Thank you,

 

Amanda

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Instead of looking for an answer on the Conversion sub-palette, look at the "Data Manipulation" palette where you will find the Type cast.

 

Wire a single precision float to the top input and give that a try.

 

Ben 

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Yes! That is exactly what I was looking for. And you were quick! Thank you 🙂

 

Amanda

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@AmandaBacala wrote:

Yes! That is exactly what I was looking for. And you were quick! Thank you 🙂

 

Amanda


When you do something for 20 years...

 

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