Fractional to decimal conversion
usddec = todecimal(quote, fracpart)
usddec = todecimal(quote, fracpart) returns the decimal equivalent, usddec, of a security whose price is normally quoted as a whole number and a fraction (quote). fracpart indicates the fractional base (denominator) with which the security is normally quoted (default = 32).
In the Wall Street Journal, bond prices are quoted in fractional form based on a denominator of 32. For example, if you see the quoted price is 100:05 it means 100 5/32. To find the equivalent decimal value, enter
usddec = todecimal(100.05)
usddec = 100.1563
usddec = todecimal(97.04, 16)
usddec = 97.2500