Documentation/How Tos/Calc: BASE function

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Returns a text representation of a number, in a specified base radix.


BASE(number; radix; minlength)

converts number (a positive integer) to text, with the base radix radix (an integer between 2 and 36), using characters 0-9 and A-Z.
minlength (optional) specifies the minimum number of characters returned; zeroes are added on the left if necessary.


BASE(17; 2)

returns 10001 as text (binary system).

BASE(17; 10)

returns 17 as text (decimal system).

BASE(255; 16; 4)

returns 00FF as text (hexadecimal system). Extra zeroes are added to give 4 characters.

ISTEXT(BASE(17; 10))

returns TRUE. Text is returned, not a number.


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