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### binair to bits

Posted: **Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:14 pm**

by **Seb McClouth**

Hey all

I need to know how I can get the bit (yeah the 0-1) from a binairy value.

Does anyone have such a convertor in Basic?

And incase you must now, it's to retrieve AH and AL from AX. If you have a better way, please let me know.

Grtz

### Re: binair to bits

Posted: **Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:22 pm**

by **Mac**

Seb McClouth wrote:
from a binairy value.

What do you want to get binary values from?

A single, an integer, a string*1, etc.?

For example, I have input a character K$. I would like a function like this:

PRINT BIT(k$,3)

and I expect it to return 0 or 1 of bit 3.

Is that what you want?

Mac

### This Bit of my knowledge:

Posted: **Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:41 pm**

by **burger2227**

Binary bits are calculated in AH and AL as a total of 16 bits. The QB Integer byte value also is 2 bytes.

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```
AH AL
bit (15) 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Values 32767 to 256 255 to 1
```

Each is an exponent of 2 ^ bit so Bit0 = 2 ^ 0 = 1 etc.

So lets say bits 3 and 4 are set or on:

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```
bitset = 2 ^ 3 + 2 ^ 4 = 8 + 16 = 24 ' 00011000 in binary
```

Bit 15 goes beyond the Integer allowance in QB and is normally not used as bits are defined as normal integers. This can be used to read or write port bit settings such as the 8 bit parallel data port. In fact even the pins are called D0 to D7.

The same values are found converting Binary numbers to decimal.

Now to see if a bit is on, just use the AND mathmatical function:

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```
IF TotalByteValue AND 16 THEN PRINT "Bit 4 is on"
```

Using AND will return 16 also, so you can divide by 16 to get a 1 if needed, but it is not really necessary. You can do a total byte value up to 255 using a FOR i = 0 TO 7 and comparing the bits with 2 ^ i.

Ted

Posted: **Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:40 pm**

by **Patz QuickBASIC Creations**

Burger's way pretty much shows it in a nutshell. Pretty much, once you have the variable loaded, you can use one of the

**bitwise**-operators to manipulate it.

Here's another example. Say that Bit 0 controls whether a certain action is done or not. You can toggle it many different ways.

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```
OurValue% = 1 'Bit 0 is TRUE
'To change Bit 0 to FALSE (0)
OurValue% = OurValue% AND 254 '11111110
'To toggle the value of Bit 0
OurValue% = OurValue% XOR 1 '00000001
To change Bit 0 to TRUE (1)
OurValue% = OurValue% OR 1
```

### Hum de dumb

Posted: **Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:04 pm**

by **burger2227**

It appears that Sebby has better things to do than reply to our posts.

So I won't bother with that dude no more!

Ted

### Re: Hum de dumb

Posted: **Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:16 pm**

by **BDZ**

burger2227 wrote:It appears that Sebby has better things to do than reply to our posts.

So I won't bother with that dude no more!

Ted

Maybe you just answered his question so well he didn't want to insult your superior intellect by adding anything more to the thread.

I'm sure, though, that you'll find it in yourself to later stoop to his level and answer his questions, as you did so generously for Lee even after you promised not to help him anymore.

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:05 am**

by **Nodtveidt**

Hey McTroll2227, I thought you didn't care about people saying "thank you"? Seems you can't keep your story straight.

### Re: Hum de dumb

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:06 am**

by **Seb McClouth**

burger2227 wrote:It appears that Sebby has better things to do than reply to our posts.

So I won't bother with that dude no more!

Ted

Hey Teddy

Soz about not replying but I'm extremly busing. I'm working full time.

I'm responsible for a family (that includes a wife and a baby girl). I also have to go to school for the job, one day a week.

The job involves irregulars hours so also irregular sleeping. And the irregular free time that I have I spend in working on QBinux

I did read the post and gave the codes a try.

If I don't reply doesn't mean I don't appreciate the work your guys doing.

Because I do and it helps a lot.

Thx for what your guys did and are doing this far!

Seb

### OK Seb

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:28 am**

by **burger2227**

Teddy don't bother me sweetheart.......LOL. Thanks for acknowledging, but I see you here a lot and I got a lil pissy because I spent some time posting that. No problemo!

But Nod ought to stick with his crayons and quit messing with adults. Why don't you just stick to the FB forum and perhaps learn something? Make another childish game or something Nod. Your Avitar goes from STFU to "We are family" LOL. Grow up man! You gotta be over 18 by now.....

Yeah BDZ, you were right on that one. Seems when I get pissy here, good ole Nod comes around to pull my BLEEP.

Ted

PS: Are you BLIND NOD? Read the line below for cryin out loud!

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:40 am**

by **Seb McClouth**

I understand. Nothing more fustrating then ppl who you do a lot for, never say thx or anything.

### Thanks! I'll try your information tomorrow.

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:03 am**

by **Ralph**

Seb, once someone answers your post, all you have to do, if you read it, is put in a very short "Thank you" note, stating your intention of answering at a later time or date. This is called "acknowledging". This is the minimum respect one shows for others, and there is really no good excuse for not acknowledging anyone who helps. It's just a matter of self-conviction or of self-trainging, and, it only takes less than a minute to do.

The above is meant only as "an instruction for better living", and is not meant to offend. Hope you understand.

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:40 pm**

by **Seb McClouth**

That true. Thx Ralph.

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:20 pm**

by **Nodtveidt**

burger2227, go back to sucking face with Pete at qbasic.com. The two of you make a cute couple, or so they say anyways.

### AHA

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:47 pm**

by **burger2227**

So we got you visiting too! GREAT, welcome aboard. Don't be shy........

Ted

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:07 pm**

by **Seb McClouth**

Hey guys

Due to some Linux stuff I was again in need of the binary to bit.

It was for the ~ (complementary stuff).

If you don't know what this is:

e.g. we have 8 in 4 bit => 1000, when doing the ~action, it becomes 0111, because it simple changes 1 to 0 and 0 to 1.

Maybe you already know how to do this but here's the code I came up with. I know it looks very noobish but atleast it seems to work. And the fact that I choose for a certain amount of bugs might not be correct.

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```
temp1 = 500 'we gonna complementair 500 in this example.
temp$ = ""
temp2 = 0
mirrortemp$ = ""
temp3 = 0
compltemp$ = ""
mirrorcompltemp$ =""
temp4 = 0
FOR a = 0 TO 20 'I'm assuming for the test we only need 20 bits
If temp1 AND 2^a THEN 'as Ted told me to test, I'm testing here if it goes
temp$ = "1"+ temp$ 'Why did I assume again this has to be one?
temp2 = temp2 + (temp1 AND 2 ^ a) 'to test if temp2 = temp1 then
IF temp2 = temp1 THEN EXIT FOr 'we leave the for-next-thing
ELSE
temp$ = "0" + temp$
END IF
NEXT
'The above code gives us the bits for temp1
FOR a = 1 to len (temp$)
mirrortemp$ = MID$(temp$, a, 1) + mirrortemp$ 'mirror the bit from temp$ for check
NEXT
'from here I'm lost in remarks, but it works.
FOR a = 1 TO LEN(mirrortemp$)
IF MID$(mirrortemp$, a, 1) = "1" THEN
IF a = 1 THEN
temp3 = temp3 + 1
ELSE
temp3 = temp3 + 2 ^ (a-1)
END IF
END IF
NEXT
IF temp3 = temp1 THEN 'compare temp3 and temp1
FOR a = 1 TO LEN(temp$)
IF MID$(temp$, a, 1) = "0" THEN
compltemp$ = compltemp$ + "1"
ELSEIF MID$(temp$, a, 1) = "1" THEN
compltemp$ = compltemp$ + "0"
END IF
NEXT
FOR A = 1 to LEN(compltemp$)
mirrorcompltemp$ = mid$(compltemp$, a, 1) + mirrorcompltemp$
NEXT
FOR a = 1 to LEN(mirrorcompltemp$)
IF MID$(mirrorcompltemp$, a, 1) = "1" THEN
IF a = 1 THEN
temp4 = temp4 + 1
ELSE
temp4 = temp4 + 2 ^ (a-1)
END IF
END
NEXT
```

So, is there an easier way? Or should this do the trick.

Posted: **Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:56 pm**

by **Patz QuickBASIC Creations**

If you're only dealing with 4 bits, then a simple

should give you what you're looking for. That's saying if you pull out the 4 bits you needed into the YourValue%, that is.

Posted: **Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:23 pm**

by **Seb McClouth**

Well I need the code for a value which is calculated with several things I don't know the outcome. So basically I made a calculation (see code under here)

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```
FOR a = 0 TO 20 'I'm assuming for the test we only need 20 bits
If temp1 AND 2^a THEN 'as Ted told me to test, I'm testing here if it goes
temp$ = "1"+ temp$ 'Why did I assume again this has to be one?
temp2 = temp2 + (temp1 AND 2 ^ a) 'to test if temp2 = temp1 then
IF temp2 = temp1 THEN EXIT FOR 'we leave the for-next-thing
ELSE
temp$ = "0" + temp$
END IF
NEXT
```

simple exits the for-next if the calculated bits are the same as the input. So if we have 500 for example we have 9 bits, 200 for example 8 bits, if I'm not mistaken.

I'm not sure weither I could use XOR for that matter. But I do now understand now 32 bits = 4294967296, etc.

That's for that insight.

But I'll keep your code in mind, might need it for someother thing in QBinux. Thx Patz.

### Conversions

Posted: **Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:54 pm**

by **burger2227**

Below converts a decimal number to binary. It uses Integer division and mod with the base 2 system of binary:

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```
SUB Dec2Bin
COLOR 14: LOCATE 2, 30: PRINT "Decimal to Binary"
COLOR 10: LOCATE 5, 20: INPUT "Enter a decimal number: ", num&
DO
remain = num& MOD 2 'remainder is used for binary result
num& = num& \ 2 'discard any remainder with integer division
Bin$ = LTRIM$(STR$(remain)) 'make string number
Binary$ = Bin$ + Binary$ 'add remainder to binary number
LOOP UNTIL num& = 0
COLOR 11: LOCATE 10, 30: PRINT "Binary number = "; Binary$ 'binary result
END SUB
```

You can convert decimal values to any other base number system using the base number. The binary result shows which bits are on as 1's.

Ted

Posted: **Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:26 pm**

by **Seb McClouth**

Thx Man!!

I'm gonna try the code later. But it looks just like the thing I need!!

Posted: **Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:43 pm**

by **Patz QuickBASIC Creations**

Not entirely related, but...

http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1830
Also, a more simple but less universal (than the one in the other post I linked to) code to determine the bits of a number...

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```
'Inputs: YourNum% - The number to turn into binary.
'Outputs: Bin$ - The number in binary, formatted as a string.
DO
MaxBit% = MaxBit% + 1
LOOP UNTIL 2 ^ MaxBit% > YourNum%
'Remove the part above and replace the MaxBit% below if you already
'know the highest bit your program will have, or if you can only take
'certain bits (ie, up to 16)
FOR A = 0 TO MaxBit%
Bin$ = LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(ABS(((2 ^ A) AND YourNum%) > 0)))) + Bin$
NEXT A
```