This package is designed to convert floating point point numbers from their decimal to their binary formats, according to the IEEE 754 standard. This is useful when calculations at the limits of MATLAB precision are performed or when the binary strings are of interest, such as in genetic algorithms. The package consists of the following four scripts.
float2bin: converts decimal floating point numbers to IEEE 754 binary string
bin2float: converts binary string to floating point number
bitstr2vec: converts binary string to binary vector of 0s and 1s
bitvec2str: converts binary vector to binary string
The floating point format that Matlab utilizes and some functions relating to floating point precision and limits are described in this post:
The float2bin function included in this package is described in this post:
Eric Verner (2021). Floating Point Number Conversion (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/39113-floating-point-number-conversion), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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