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Hello
I am looking for a program which can convert Base type of given number.
Like convert hex to decimal, octal to hex, hex to octal,bin to hex etc..
A DOS version of program is OK.
Thanks in advance
Sollala
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by:scrapdog
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The Calculator that ships with Windows is capable of this.  In the View menu, selected Scientific.
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by:sollala
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I know that calculator can do that, I want a Pascal Program which does this.
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well, I just threw this program together, you can extract from it what you need


The function "convert" accepts three arguments:  the source number (in a string), the source base (1-16), and the target base(1-16).

It will between any of these (e.g. binary to octal, octal to hex, base 3 to base 15, etc., etc.) for a total of 256 possible conversions.

For example, to convert "123" decimal to octal, you would use the expression

convert('123',10,8);


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program base_converter;


const
  digits :string[16] = '0123456789ABCDEF';

function convert_digit(c :char) :integer;
var
  digit :integer;
begin
  digit := ord(upcase(c));
  if digit in [ord('0')..ord('9')] then
    digit := digit - ord('0')
  else if digit in [ord('A')..ord('F')] then
    digit := digit - ord('A') + 10
  else
    digit := -1;
  convert_digit := digit;
end;



function convert(s :string; source, target :integer) :string;
var
  decimal, place :longint;
  i,digit,d :integer;
  s2 :string;
  msd :boolean;
  error :boolean;
begin
  place := 1;
  decimal := 0;
  s2 := '';
  i := length(s);
  error := false;
  while (i > 0) and (not error) do begin
    digit := convert_digit(s[i]);
    if (digit < 0) or (digit >= source) then
      error := true
    else begin
      decimal := decimal + place * digit;
      place := place * source;
      dec(i);
    end;
  end;
  if not error then begin
    msd := false;
    place := 1;
    while place < decimal do place := place * target;
    while place > 0 do begin
      d := decimal div place;
      if (d <> 0) or msd then begin
        s2 := s2 + digits[d+1];
        msd := true;
      end;
      decimal := decimal mod place;
      place := place div target;
    end;
  end else
    s2 := '**ERROR: INVALID CHARACTER***';
  convert := s2;
end;

var
  source,target :integer;
  s :string;
begin
  write('Enter source base(1-16):'); readln(source);
  write('Enter target base(1-16):'); readln(target);
  write('Enter value:'); readln(s);
  writeln(convert(s,source,target));
  readln;
end.





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