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The CVD function decodes an 8-byte STRING generated by MKD$ (or read from a file) to DOUBLE numeric values.


result# = CVD(stringData$)



Example 1: Reading an 8-byte encoded string n$ from a file and obtaining the decoded DOUBLE value:

FIELD #1, 8 AS N$, 12 AS B$... GET #1 Y# = CVD(N$)

Explanation: Reads a field from file #1, and converts the first eight bytes (N$) into an double-precision number assigned to the variable Y#.

Example 2: Showcases the reduced space to store an encoded number.

a# = 77000.24523213 PRINT "Value of a#:"; a# b$ = MKD$(a#) PRINT "Value of a# encoded using MKD$: "; b$ PRINT "The string above, decoded using CVD:"; CVD(b$)

Value of a#: 77000.24523213 Value of a# encoded using MKD$: ñåxýâ╠‗@ The string above, decoded using CVD: 77000.24523213

Since the representation of a double-precision number can use up to 15 ASCII characters (fifteen bytes), writing to a file using MKD$ conversion, and then reading back with the CVD conversion can save up to 7 bytes of storage space.

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