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#9951 - 11/18/17 11:13 PM Binary Engineering Notation  
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Marc Sarrel Offline
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Can you add support for binary engineering notation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineering_notation#Binary_engineering_notation

In ENG mode, I'd like to be able to calculate with a mix of decimal and binary information in the same stack. Also, would like to easily convert individual stack entries from decimal to binary engineering and back. Should of course work with negative exponents as well.

For example, I'd like to find out how long it takes to transmit a 7.8 MiB (bytes) file at 5.4 kb/s (bits per second):

1) 7.8 x 2^20
2) 8
3) multiply
4) result = 62.4 x 2^20
5) 5.4 x 10^3
6) divide
7) result = 11.83 * 2^10
8) convert to decimal engineering notation
9) result = 12.12 * 10^3

Suggest for display purposes that you show "BIN" underneath the exponent to indicate binary engineering. When doing mixed calculations, you'll have to come up with some rules to govern in which format to display the result by default.

Thanks,

Marc

#9953 - 11/19/17 02:11 AM Re: Binary Engineering Notation [Re: Marc Sarrel]  
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James Thomson Offline
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It wasn't something I was aware of, but I'll add it to the wish list!


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