[futurebasic] Re: [FB] FB5 data file conversion help

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From: Douglas Stemen <dstemen@...>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 20:43:55 -0400
Thanks. 

On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:12 PM, Brian S wrote:

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> On Jun 4, 2011, at 4:58 PM, Douglas Stemen wrote:
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>> Brian & Deep,
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>> I appreciate your help. Will work with this tomorrow. 
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>> I assume all FB4 short and long integers work with the 16 bit version.
> short is 16 bit, long is 32 bit.  To check a size: PRINT sizeof(someVariableType)
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>> Are double precision (decimal number) 32 bit?
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> See previous post ( shown below ). The calls in Subs FloatByteSwapping.incl handle doubles/singles. Doubles are 64 bits:
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> On Jun 4, 2011, at 9:46 AM, Brian S wrote:
>> Subs FloatByteSwapping.incl is for doubles/singles.
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>> I am concerned about speed.
> The swap calls don’t add a lot of time. I believe Robert P. posted sample times in post some time in the past.
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>> I could convert variables to text to save this step but the the file sizes could get enormous.
> Try the swaps first before embarking on new code. Swaps should slide right in and just work.
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> Brian S
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