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# Conversion from Hexadecimal number into Decimal number

dharmdeep@gmail.com
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 11-13-2006
Hi friends,
I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
number into decimal number. I had written a code for that but it was
too long, I need a small code, so request u all to provide me with
small sample code for that.

Ian Collins
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http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Hi friends,
> I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
> number into decimal number. I had written a code for that but it was
> too long, I need a small code, so request u all to provide me with
> small sample code for that.
>

u is still on holiday.

You show us yours and someone might show you theirs....

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Richard Heathfield
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> Hi friends,
> I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
> number into decimal number.

You ask the impossible. There is no such thing as a hexadecimal number, and
no such thing as a decimal number. Hexadecimal and decimal are merely
representations. The number itself is independent of "base". A dozen apples
is a dozen apples, no matter how many fingers you have, and no matter
whether you write it as 1100, 110, 30, 22, 20, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, or
C. All that matters is that writer and reader(s) both understand the
representation being used.

What you appear to be asking for is how to convert a given representation
into another representation. That's easy enough to do. Simply build an
integer n from whichever representation you have, and then do this to build
a representation in a given number base:

s = empty string
while n > 0 do
digit = n mod base
add text representation of digit to the end of s
divide n by base, giving n
elihw
if s is empty
s = "0"
else
reverse s in place
fi

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santosh
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 11-13-2006
Richard Heathfield wrote:
> (E-Mail Removed) said:
>
> > Hi friends,
> > I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
> > number into decimal number.

>
> You ask the impossible. There is no such thing as a hexadecimal number, and
> no such thing as a decimal number. Hexadecimal and decimal are merely
> representations. The number itself is independent of "base". A dozen apples
> is a dozen apples, no matter how many fingers you have, and no matter
> whether you write it as 1100, 110, 30, 22, 20, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, or
> C. All that matters is that writer and reader(s) both understand the
> representation being used.

I would argue that 'dozen' itself is another representation, albiet a
very arbitrary one. I've not studied mathematics beyond junior college,
but let me ask this: Can there be numbers apart from some form of
representation?

loic-dev@gmx.net
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 11-13-2006
Hello,

> I would argue that 'dozen' itself is another representation, albiet a
> very arbitrary one. I've not studied mathematics beyond junior college,
> but let me ask this: Can there be numbers apart from some form of
> representation?

I don't want to step into abstract mathematical argumentations, but the
short answer to your question is: "yes". See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_number

Regards,
Loic.

Richard Heathfield
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 11-13-2006
santosh said:

> Richard Heathfield wrote:

<snip>

>> A dozen
>> apples is a dozen apples, no matter how many fingers you have, and no
>> matter whether you write it as 1100, 110, 30, 22, 20, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11,
>> 10, or C. All that matters is that writer and reader(s) both understand
>> the representation being used.

>
> I would argue that 'dozen' itself is another representation, albiet a
> very arbitrary one.

Indeed it is. It's "English representation", if you like. Discussing numbers
without representing them in *some* fashion is rather awkward, but consider
the following:

* * * * *
+ + + + +
<>< <>< <>< <>< <><

No matter how you represent the number of asterisks, the number of plus
signs, and the number of fish I just showed, it is nevertheless clear that
there is the same number of each. That sameness, that one-to-one
correspondence, that "matching", is what 'number' is all about.

> I've not studied mathematics beyond junior college,
> but let me ask this: Can there be numbers apart from some form of
> representation?

Very much so, yes - but talking about them can get a bit abstract at times.

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SM Ryan
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 11-13-2006
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# Hi friends,
# I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
# number into decimal number. I had written a code for that but it was
# too long, I need a small code, so request u all to provide me with
# small sample code for that.

strtol(string,0,16)

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Frederick Gotham
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:

> Hi friends,
> I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
> number into decimal number. I had written a code for that but it was
> too long, I need a small code, so request u all to provide me with
> small sample code for that.

Your question is very vague and generic, so I'll give you code which is
rather generic.

A number will be represented by a sequence of digits. What's a digit? Is it
a character? Is it a floating-point number? Is it a pointer? I don't know,
so I'll write generic code.

How will we arrange these digits? Well let's decide that we'll have a null-
terminated array which starts with the Most Significant Digit.

In providing a function which converts from one representation to another,
we need also to receive a look-up table to map a digit value to an actual
digit (and vice-versa). This look-up may come in the form of a function, or
of an array. I think a function might be more convenient. Now, we can write
the function as follows:

(Unchecked, may contain a subtle bug or two.)

#include <assert.h>

void ConvertBetweenRadices(DigitType *const p_arr,
unsigned (*const pFrom)(DigitType),
DigitType (*const pTo)(unsigned))
{

{
long unsigned val = 0;
long unsigned multiplier = 1;

DigitType *p = p_arr;

val += pFrom(*p++);

while (*p) val += pFrom(*p++) * (multiplier*=from_radix);

p = p_arr;
do
{
*p++ = pTo(val % to_radix);
} while (val);

*p = 0;
}}

As you can see, the function assumes the precondition that the buffer is
long enough. It may be used something like the following:

(Again, unchecked.)

#include <assert.h>

typedef char DigitType;

#include "cbr.h" /* Code shown above */

unsigned DecToVal(DigitType const x)
{
assert(x>='0' && x<='9');

return x - '0';
}

DigitType ValToHex(unsigned const x)
{
assert(x<=15);

if (x < 10) return '0' + x;

switch(x)
{
case 10: return 'A';
case 11: return 'B';
case 12: return 'C';
case 13: return 'D';
case 14: return 'E';
case 15: return 'F';
}
}

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
char buf[24] = "654323";

puts(buf);

return 0;
}

It was only after having written the code that I realised we* write from
left to right putting the Most Significant Digit first, rather than the
Least Significant Digit. Ah well.

*we : except for our Arabic particpants of course!

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Richard Bos
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SM Ryan <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> # I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
> # number into decimal number. I had written a code for that but it was
> # too long, I need a small code, so request u all to provide me with
> # small sample code for that.

# error This is not a quoting character suitable for Usenet.
> strtol(string,0,16)

That's a function that will turn the hexadecimal text representation of
a number into an actual number, in binary. To turn _that_ into a decimal
number, you need another function which is equally easily found in any
handbook on C.

Richard

David T. Ashley
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> Hi friends,
> I need a sample code in C which will convert a Hexadecimal
> number into decimal number. I had written a code for that but it was
> too long, I need a small code, so request u all to provide me with
> small sample code for that.

Although they're a bit pricey, I would recommend you buy Knuth's classic
3-volume work "The Art of Computer Programming". Knuth covers all the basic
integer algorithms there, including radix conversion.

The other poster (who included the C-code) appears at first glance to have
simply provided you the standard algorithm. Very nice of him, but a waste
of his time.

Dave.