MathGroup Archive 2003

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Problems with Parsing !


In a message dated 2/23/03 5:59:10 AM, frodo.biggins at gmx.net writes:


> I want to write a function with 2 arguments
> Example[base_Integer,numbers_]:=Module[{...}...]
> The function works fine except that numbers are Hex numbers starting with a
> 1 (eg. 1AB23)
> In this case Mathem. interprets the numbers as 1*AB23 and gives numbers as
> AB23 to the Module.
> Is there any way to prevent this (HoldForm[numbers] in the Module do not
> work!)
> 

One way is to just make the second argument a String.

example[base_Integer,numbers_String]:=Module[

       {n=ToExpression[ToString[base]<>"^^"<>numbers]},

       {n,BaseForm[n,base]}];



example[16,"1AB23"]



Bob Hanlon



  • Prev by Date: Re: Comment lines in different colour or font
  • Next by Date: Re: Display of legend in MultiListPlot
  • Previous by thread: Problems with Parsing !
  • Next by thread: MathKernel access Internet?