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The CVS function decodes a 4-byte STRING generated by MKS$ (or read from a file) to SINGLE numeric values.


result! = CVS(stringData$)



Example 1: Showcases the reduced space to store an encoded number.

a! = 700.2213 PRINT "Value of a!:"; a! b$ = MKDMBF$(a!) PRINT "Value of a# encoded using MKS$: "; b$ PRINT "The string above, decoded using CVS:"; CVS(b$)

Value of a!: 700.2213 Value of a# encoded using MKS: *♫/D The string above, decoded using CVS: 700.2213

Since the representation of a single-precision number can use up to 7 ASCII characters (seven bytes), writing to a file using MKS$ conversion, and then reading back with the CVS conversion can save up to 3 bytes of storage space.

See also

Keyword Reference - Alphabetical
Keyword Reference - By Usage
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