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## fpio

Conversion of floating point numbers between binary and decimal representation.

### Introduction

The `fpio` library contains a routines for converting floating-point numbers between IEEE binary representation and decimal string representation. It is based on the gdtoa library by David Gay.

There are two routines included with the library, `string->fp` and `fp->string`.

### Library procedures

*[procedure]*

`fp->string:: NUMBER [* NDIGITS] -> STRING`

Converts the given floating-point number to decimal string representation. If optional argument `NDIGITS` is positive, the conversion is done to the specified number of decimal places. If `NDIGITS` is zero (the default) or negative, the conversion is done to the shortest decimal string that rounds to the given floating point value.

*[procedure]*

`string->fp:: STRING [* ROUNDING] -> NUMBER`

Converts the given decimal string number to binary IEEE floating point representation. Optional argument `ROUNDING` is a symbol that can be one of:

`toward-zero`- indicates rounding-towards-zero mode (the default)
`nearest`- indicates rounding-towards-nearest mode
`toward+Inf`- indicates rounding-towards +Inf mode
`toward-Inf`- indicates rounding-towards -Inf mode

### Authors

### Version

- 1.5
- Use -fPIC flag to compile [thanks to Panos Stergiotis]
- 1.4
- Added import of foreign library [thanks to felix]
- 1.3
- Ported to Chicken 4
- 1.2
- Fixes to the file manifest
- 1.0
- Initial version

### License

Copyright 2008-2011 Ivan Raikov.

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