i woiuld like to revist the rounding issues in powerbasic.

i am using another basic for finance problems.

but i need to use powerbasic now.

i don't want to use integers or binary coded decimal variables for math.

i read where the floating point variables use an IEEE STANDARD.

i also read that rounding is not done correctly using these IEEE STANDARD.

if i want to round a floating point variable of 2.5 to a whole number

i want the answer of 3.

i understand it will round to the nearest even number of 2 instead.

also is there a built in function that will truncate a floating point

to a whole number(chop off the numbers to the right of the decimal point)

thanks paul

[This message has been edited by paul d purvis (edited April 21, 2005).]

i am using another basic for finance problems.

but i need to use powerbasic now.

i don't want to use integers or binary coded decimal variables for math.

i read where the floating point variables use an IEEE STANDARD.

i also read that rounding is not done correctly using these IEEE STANDARD.

if i want to round a floating point variable of 2.5 to a whole number

i want the answer of 3.

i understand it will round to the nearest even number of 2 instead.

also is there a built in function that will truncate a floating point

to a whole number(chop off the numbers to the right of the decimal point)

thanks paul

[This message has been edited by paul d purvis (edited April 21, 2005).]

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