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The MKD$ function encodes a DOUBLE numerical value into an 8-byte ASCII STRING value.


result$ = MKD$(doublePrecisionVariableOrLiteral#)


  • doublePrecisionVariableOrLiteral# is converted to eight ASCII characters. To see this in action, try PRINT MKD$(12345678).
  • DOUBLE values can range up to 15 decimal point digits. Decimal point accuracy depends on whole value places taken.
  • The string value can be converted back to a DOUBLE numerical value using CVD.
  • DOUBLE numerical variable values PUT into a BINARY file are automatically placed as an MKD$ ASCII string value.

See also

Keyword Reference - Alphabetical
Keyword Reference - By Usage
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