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"Fixed point" binary sequence for values between 0 and 1

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Duncan Bennett
Duncan Bennett on 12 Sep 2021
Answered: Chunru on 12 Sep 2021
I want to express the values between 0 and 1 as binary sequences of the form
Currently, I've been converting my float to the IEEE bits and extracting the fractional part. However, this requires me to analyze the exponential part to see how many "0 placeholders" I need to add in.
Is there a way to go from float to fixed point binary sequence?
Forgive me if any terminology is confusing, I am just beginning to study CS stuff.

Answers (1)

Chunru on 12 Sep 2021
% Given x in [0, 1)
x = 0.5234567
x = 0.5235
% Number of bits in binary (bits after .)
n = 32;
b = dec2bin(x*2.^n, n);
b=['0.' b]
b = '0.10000110000000010100001000011111'

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