decimal-to-binary conversion

decimal-to-binary conversion

[¦des·məl tə ¦bin·ə·re kən′vər·zhən]
(computer science)
The mathematical process of converting a number written in the scale of 10 into the same number written in the scale of 2.
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Test vectors for the operators `c' and `r' are discussed in Section 3, for the operator `i' in Section 4, for the conversion between floating-point and integer formats (the operators `ri', `ru', `rI', `rU', `ci', `cu', `cI', and `cU') in Section 5 and for decimal-to-binary conversion in Section 6.
Decimal-to-binary conversions and vice versa stand out from the other conversions in IEEE-754 and IEEE-854 in that these conversions need not be correctly rounded for all ranges of operands.