numerictype Objects Usage to Share Data Type and Scaling Settings of fi objects

You can use a numerictype object to define common data type and scaling rules that you would like to use for many fi objects. You can then create multiple fi objects, using the same numerictype object for each.

Example 1

In the following example, you create a numerictype object T with word length 32 and fraction length 28. Next, to ensure that your fi objects have the same numerictype attributes, create fi objects a and b using your numerictype object T.

format long g
T = numerictype('WordLength',32,'FractionLength',28)
T =
 

          DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling
            Signedness: Signed
            WordLength: 32
        FractionLength: 28
a = fi(pi,T)
a =
 
           3.1415926553309


          DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling
            Signedness: Signed
            WordLength: 32
        FractionLength: 28
b = fi(pi/2, T)
b =
 
           1.5707963258028


          DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling
            Signedness: Signed
            WordLength: 32
        FractionLength: 28

Example 2

In this example, start by creating a numerictype object T with [Slope Bias] scaling. Next, use that object to create two fi objects, c and d with the same numerictype attributes:

T = numerictype('Scaling','slopebias','Slope', 2^2, 'Bias', 0)
T =
 
          DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: slope and bias scaling
            Signedness: Signed
            WordLength: 16
                 Slope: 2^2
                  Bias: 0
c = fi(pi, T)
c =
 
     4

          DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: slope and bias scaling
            Signedness: Signed
            WordLength: 16
                 Slope: 2^2
                  Bias: 0
d = fi(pi/2, T)
d =
 
     0

          DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: slope and bias scaling
            Signedness: Signed
            WordLength: 16
                 Slope: 2^2
                  Bias: 0

For more detail on the properties of numerictype objects see numerictype Object Properties.

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