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Re: Formatting BaseForm Output

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39471] Re: Formatting BaseForm Output
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 18:17:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <b1agg2$pil$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <b1agg2$pil$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil> wrote:

> Evaluate the following in Mathematica  
> 
> In[1]:=
>     BaseForm[3914, 16]
> 
> and the output looks like  (f4a  with 16 for a subscript).
> What if you wanted the output above formatted as one of the following
>    0xf4a,  0x0f4a,  0xF4A, 0x0F4A   which are often used by programmers. 

Here's a hack using the fact the built-in BaseForm relies on 
SubscriptBox:

   Unprotect[SubscriptBox];

   SubscriptBox[a_, "\"16\""] := 
      StringJoin["0x", StringDrop[StringDrop[a, 1], -1]]

   Protect[SubscriptBox];

   BaseForm[3914, 16]

Cheers,
Paul

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