AIPS HELP file for CHAR in 31DEC18
As of Sun Apr 22 8:29:16 2018
CHAR: Function verb to convert a number to a string.
NO adverbs. Instead, CHAR takes 1 argument as
where value is any numeric scalar POPS adverb or
Type: Verb (function: leaves results on the stack)
Use: To convert a scalar numeric quantity to a string requires
1 immediate argument as
where value is the adverb or constant to be converted.
The basic format used is F9.4. However, this format will
be revised to encompass small and large numbers, even
going to exponential notation if required. No more than
9 characters will be used. Leading blanks and trailing
zeros are suppressed. Syntax example:
SUBSTR (INNAME, 6, 12) = CHAR (I)
I = 3.0 CHAR (I) = '3'