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Using Statit to Generate Lookup Tables

Abstract: Using Statit to display corresponding DEC, HEX and OCT values

Products: Statit e-QC, Statit e-Server, Statit Custom QC

The most common need I have is for an ASCII table that shows me the corresponding decimal, octal, and hexadecimal values. I use this when writing code and the language I'm writing in requires one type of value or another. For example, in HTML you may specify a color by giving the RGB value in hexadecimal.

In Statit, the PRINTFORMAT command provides all the functionality you need to get such a table. No fancy tricks, just using Statit's capabilities for displaying data in different formats. Let's look at the following macro code:

assign DEC 0 to 127
let OCT = DEC
let HEX = DEC
let Char = char(DEC)
printformat DEC low to high = "%3d"
printformat OCT low to high = "%-3o"
printformat HEX low to high = "%-2x
"

This macro creates 4 variables. The variable DEC contains the decimal values 0 to 127. The variable OCT contains the same values, but PRINTFORMAT instructs Statit to display those values as octal. Similarly, the variable HEX displays the values in hexadecimal. The last variable, Char, contains the character string of the ASCII value, which is a printable character only for decimal values 33 to 126. (Value 32 is the space character; do you consider that printable?)

Additionally, you may use PRINTFORMAT to display values in scientific notation or even as Roman numerals. If you displayed a value as binary, you could also use Statit to help you with bit masking, and you might want to check out the bit functions for additional features. Perhaps Statit could help you with getting those IP's correct for your sub-domains.