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convert float/double to string.

Posted on 2001-08-01
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
How do I convert a floating point number to string?
Question by:Neelima
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Author Comment

ID: 6343422
Will it help to the manipulation at bit level?
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Expert Comment

ID: 6343518
Try this (Converting int to string)

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(void)
    int num=999;
    char str[6]; // a 5 character string

    sprintf(str, "%d", num);

    printf("%s\n", str);

    return EXIT_SUCCESS;

Notice of the use of %d for integer. Change that to others for double and long.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6343561

Author Comment

ID: 6343591
If I use those options then there is rounding after 6 digits after the decimal point.I dont want that.And I dont want to give any precision too.What I want to know is if this can be manipulated at bit level?
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Accepted Solution

makerp earned 200 total points
ID: 6343931
use this

char *_fcvt( double value, int count, int *dec, int *sign );

value: Number to be converted
count: Number of digits after decimal point
dec  : Pointer to stored decimal-point position
sign : Pointer to stored sign indicator

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>

void main( void )
   int  decimal, sign;
   char *buffer;
   double source = 3.1415926535;

   buffer = _fcvt( source, 7, &decimal, &sign );
   printf( "source: %2.10f   buffer: '%s'   decimal: %d   sign: %d\n",
            source, buffer, decimal, sign );

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