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unsigned long to float.

I have a c30 to ieee float converter algorithm that takes binary data from a
c30, does some bit munipulation and stores the answer (i'm using unsigned
longs for the processing). When I come up with the answer, if I was in C or
Fortran, I could use either a union or equivalence to see the number in
floating point rather than the representation in unsigned long. I have
found no equivalence in python of union or equvalence. I could take the
unsigned long, write it to a binary file and read it back in as a float.
This would work, accept I do not want the overhead of io. What can I do to
see this unsigned long as a float?

Thanks
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Use struct.unpack to convert into a float.

Larry Bates

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I have a c30 to ieee float converter algorithm that takes binary data from
a
c30, does some bit munipulation and stores the answer (i'm using unsigned
longs for the processing). When I come up with the answer, if I was in C
or
Fortran, I could use either a union or equivalence to see the number in
floating point rather than the representation in unsigned long. I have
found no equivalence in python of union or equvalence. I could take the
unsigned long, write it to a binary file and read it back in as a float.
This would work, accept I do not want the overhead of io. What can I do
to
see this unsigned long as a float?

Thanks

Jul 18 '05 #2

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