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Read/write IEEE754 floating point numbers from/to a Buffer or array-like object


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What is ieee754?

The ieee754 package provides functions to read and write IEEE 754 floating-point numbers from and to a Buffer or array-like object. This is particularly useful for dealing with binary data formats that require precise handling of floating-point numbers according to the IEEE 754 standard, which is widely used in computing.

What are ieee754's main functionalities?

Reading floating-point numbers

This feature allows you to read IEEE 754 floating-point numbers from a buffer. The example demonstrates reading a 32-bit floating-point number (in this case, an approximation of Pi) from a buffer.

const ieee754 = require('ieee754');
let buffer = new Buffer([0x40, 0x49, 0x0f, 0xd0]);
let value = ieee754.read(buffer, 0, true, 23, 4);
console.log(value); // Outputs: 3.1415927410125732

Writing floating-point numbers

This feature enables you to write IEEE 754 floating-point numbers to a buffer. The example shows how to write the value of Pi as a 32-bit floating-point number into a buffer.

const ieee754 = require('ieee754');
let buffer = new Buffer(4);
ieee754.write(buffer, Math.PI, 0, true, 23, 4);
console.log(buffer); // Outputs: <Buffer 40 49 0f db>

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Read/write IEEE754 floating point numbers from/to a Buffer or array-like object.

install

npm install ieee754

methods

var ieee754 = require('ieee754')

The ieee754 object has the following functions:

ieee754.read = function (buffer, offset, isLE, mLen, nBytes)
ieee754.write = function (buffer, value, offset, isLE, mLen, nBytes)

The arguments mean the following:

  • buffer = the buffer
  • offset = offset into the buffer
  • value = value to set (only for write)
  • isLe = is little endian?
  • mLen = mantissa length
  • nBytes = number of bytes

what is ieee754?

The IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic (IEEE 754) is a technical standard for floating-point computation. Read more.

license

BSD 3 Clause. Copyright (c) 2008, Fair Oaks Labs, Inc.

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Last updated on 27 Oct 2020

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