Hi, i have a problem i need to fix, i have a system giving a decimal number of 8 digits.
eg. 10010001 (with no spaces)
I need to be able to tell wether a certain digit in the number is 1 or 0, for example as above if digit 4 is at 1 then bang output, etc etc.
any help would be great as i have searched the help files and consulted my collegues, i hope i am just overlooking something simple.
I would also be very interested in knowing if this can be done easily, but i am working with binary numbers.
Last time I looked, these questions were answered in the tutorials.
With decimal use % and /.
For instance, to get the hundreds digit [num]->[/ 100]->[% 10]
To extract bits, use the [&] object to mask out the bit you’re interested in, then optionally bit shift with [>>].
For instance, to get bit 3 (counting from *right* starting with zero) [num]->[& 8]->[>> 3].
If you just want to use the calculation to control a logic object (like if or a ggate), you can skip the bit shift.
These are really not Max-specific questions, they are fundamental DP techniques.
GREAT, thank you Vanille!
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