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laser-vector
11-06-2010, 06:38 AM
[EDIT] i changed the title of this thread just because i didnt feel starting a new one was necessary. original title was: "Need a way to take 4 numarical ASCII chars and convert to a real number" the new issue im having is that i need to take and array of bytes

eg. Byte Variable[2]
Variable[0] = 1
Variable[1] = 2
Variable[2] = 3

and concatenate them into one Long so that the long equals the actual number #123

lets say im using a terminal program and i enter 1234,

how could i convert %00110001_00110010_00110011_00110100 (or ascii 1234)
to the actual number %00000000_00000000_00000100_11010010 (or #1234)??

only way i can think is to make a lookup table.. is there any easier methods anyone knows about?

Thanks!!!

laser-vector
11-06-2010, 07:40 AM
ok so i've got something going.. but still need a little help

so think of N.Byte[n] as an array..

N.byte[0] = 1
N.byte[1] = 2
N.byte[2] = 3
N.byte[3] = 4

but now im a little stumped, any ideas on how to take 1, 2, 3 and 4 and make them = 1234??

heres the code by the way:

PUB ASCIIToNum(bytecnt) | C, N
C := 0
data := 0
Repeat
RXbyte := Debug.RXcheck
If RXbyte => 0
Case RXbyte
N0[0] :
N.byte[C] := N0[1]
N1[0] :
N.byte[C] := N1[1]
N2[0] :
N.byte[C] := N2[1]
N3[0] :
N.byte[C] := N3[1]
N4[0] :
N.byte[C] := N4[1]
N5[0] :
N.byte[C] := N5[1]
N6[0] :
N.byte[C] := N6[1]
N7[0] :
N.byte[C] := N7[1]
N8[0] :
N.byte[C] := N8[1]
N9[0] :
N.byte[C] := N9[1]
\$0D :
c := (bytecnt - 1)
other :
Debug.Str(String("Error, not a valid number character!!"))
return

if c => (bytecnt - 1)
????????Dont know what to do here??????
return

C++
DAT

N0 byte \$30, \$00
N1 byte \$31, \$01
N2 byte \$32, \$02
N3 byte \$33, \$03
N4 byte \$34, \$04
N5 byte \$35, \$05
N6 byte \$36, \$06
N7 byte \$37, \$07
N8 byte \$38, \$08
N9 byte \$39, \$09

kuroneko
11-06-2010, 07:52 AM
What about this? The function takes a string (assuming ["0"-"9"] only and length within long range) and returns the numeric result.

result := result * 10 + (c - "0")

laser-vector
11-06-2010, 08:23 AM
Hey thanks for the reply! im having a little trouble with that example, maybe its just something im doing..

either way you did give me an idea for a better way to collect those ascii bytes and convert them to actual numbers.

VAR

byte AsciiNumbers[9]

PUB ASCIIToNum(DecimalCount) | C, N

Repeat C from 0 to 9
AsciiNumbers[c] := 0
C := 0
data := 0
Repeat
RXbyte := Debug.RXcheck
If RXbyte => 0
case RXbyte
\$30..\$39 :
AsciiNumbers[c] := RXbyte - \$30
\$0D :
c := (DecimalCount - 1)
other :
Debug.Str(String("ERROR"))
return
if c => (DecimalCount - 1)
repeat c from 0 to (DecimalCount - 1)
Debug.str(num.tostr(AsciiNumbers[c], num#hex))
return
C++

that is so much smaller and can read more ascii bytes thus making much larger numbers!

but im still stumped on how to make 1 + 2 = 12???????????

kuroneko
11-06-2010, 08:38 AM

CON
_clkmode = XTAL1|PLL16X
_xinfreq = 5_000_000

OBJ
Debug: "FullDuplexSerial"

PUB null

Debug.start(31, 30, %0000, 115200)
waitcnt(clkfreq*5 + cnt)

repeat
Debug.dec(cnv)
Debug.tx(13)

PUB cnv | RXbyte

repeat
RXbyte := Debug.RX
case RXbyte
"0".."9":
result := result * 10 + (RXbyte - "0")
other:
return

DAT

laser-vector
11-06-2010, 08:48 AM
@ kuroneko

hey man thanks for the input, the code you posted looks oddly familiar to the code i just posted, proof that great minds do think alike! :D lol
 well it did look similar for a second there, but i guess you're currently editing it :P

its not the conversion of an ascii byte to a single digit number thats causing me grief, its more or less the process of concatenating those collected bytes into a number inside of a Long

eg. #1 + #2 + #3 + #4 = #1234 (not #10)

kuroneko
11-06-2010, 08:54 AM
It's not rocket science! ;) The red line is executed 4 times for an input of "1234" + CR.

PUB cnv | RXbyte

repeat
RXbyte := Debug.RX ' blocking call
case RXbyte
"0".."9":
result := result * 10 + (RXbyte - "0")
other:
return

result starts with 0 and will now be 0 * 10 + 1 = 1
result = 1 * 10 + 2 = 12
result = 12 * 10 + 3 = 123
result = 123 * 10 + 4 = 1234
loop breaks (CR is not in [0..9]) and result is returned as 1234

the code you posted looks oddly familiar to the code i just posted
I just re-used it for convenience.

laser-vector
11-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Ok i gotcha, yea i was really over complicating this! lol

i must have been looking at this from a totally different angle and didnt grasp the simplicity of your example untill i actually plugged it in and gave it a go.

guess thats what sleep deprivation, 5am, no coffee and a boss whos giving unreal deadlines will do to a fella..

Thank you!!