mikendee

- 21st May 2008, 20:34

Hi,

I'm currently using PBP 2.47 and Byte Arrays to get data from a GPS. This works OK but doing any maths is compicated.

Am I right in thinking that if I upgrade to PBP 2.50 and use an 18F that I can read a 7 digit number as an integer and then do maths on it.

Eg: If I want to read 3557.1542361. Can I use:

LATDEG VAR WORD

LATMIN VAR LONG

SERIN2 RXPIN, 16468,[DEC4 LATDEG, DEC7 LATMIN]

If it works as easily as this is it possible to have more accarate trig and SQRT functions as well.

Thanks for anyy help.

Mike

I'm currently using PBP 2.47 and Byte Arrays to get data from a GPS. This works OK but doing any maths is compicated.

Am I right in thinking that if I upgrade to PBP 2.50 and use an 18F that I can read a 7 digit number as an integer and then do maths on it.

Eg: If I want to read 3557.1542361. Can I use:

LATDEG VAR WORD

LATMIN VAR LONG

SERIN2 RXPIN, 16468,[DEC4 LATDEG, DEC7 LATMIN]

If it works as easily as this is it possible to have more accarate trig and SQRT functions as well.

Thanks for anyy help.

Mike