AIPS NRAO 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.

INPUTS

          NO adverbs.  Instead, CHAR takes 1 argument as
                        CHAR (value)
          where value is any numeric scalar POPS adverb or
          constant.

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CHAR
Type:  Verb      (function: leaves results on the stack)
Use:   To convert a scalar numeric quantity to a string requires
       1 immediate argument as
                     CHAR  (value)
       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)
       Numeric examples:
             I = 3.0                CHAR (I) = '3'
                 4.00003                       '4'
                 5.0678                        '5.0678'
                 0.000000067                   '6.700E-08'
                 12345678.0                    '12345678'
                 0.12e16                       '1.200E+15'
                 0.23e-8                       '2.300E-09'
Adverbs:   none.

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