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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

bindecBinary to decimal

Description

number bindec ( string $binary_string )

Returns the decimal equivalent of the binary number represented by the binary_string argument.

bindec() converts a binary number to an integer or, if needed for size reasons, float.

bindec() interprets all binary_string values as unsigned integers. This is because bindec() sees the most significant bit as another order of magnitude rather than as the sign bit.

Parameters

binary_string

The binary string to convert

Warning

The parameter must be a string. Using other data types will produce unexpected results.

Return Values

The decimal value of binary_string

Examples

Example #1 bindec() example

<?php
echo bindec('110011') . "\n";
echo 
bindec('000110011') . "\n";

echo 
bindec('111');
?>

The above example will output:

51
51
7

Example #2 bindec() interprets input as unsigned integers

<?php
/*
 * The lesson from this example is in the output
 * rather than the PHP code itself.
 */

$magnitude_lower pow(2, (PHP_INT_SIZE 8) - 2);
p($magnitude_lower 1);
p($magnitude_lower'See the rollover?  Watch it next time around...');

p(PHP_INT_MAX'PHP_INT_MAX');
p(~PHP_INT_MAX'interpreted to be one more than PHP_INT_MAX');

if (
PHP_INT_SIZE == 4) {
    
$note 'interpreted to be the largest unsigned integer';
} else {
    
$note 'interpreted to be the largest unsigned integer
              (18446744073709551615) but skewed by float precision'
;
}
p(-1$note);


function 
p($input$note '') {
    echo 
"input:        $input\n";

    
$format '%0' . (PHP_INT_SIZE 8) . 'b';
    
$bin sprintf($format$input);
    echo 
"binary:       $bin\n";

    
ini_set('precision'20);  // For readability on 64 bit boxes.
    
$dec bindec($bin);
    echo 
'bindec():     ' $dec "\n";

    if (
$note) {
        echo 
"NOTE:         $note\n";
    }

    echo 
"\n";
}
?>

Output of the above example on 32 bit machines:

input:        1073741823
binary:       00111111111111111111111111111111
bindec():     1073741823

input:        1073741824
binary:       01000000000000000000000000000000
bindec():     1073741824
NOTE:         See the rollover?  Watch it next time around...

input:        2147483647
binary:       01111111111111111111111111111111
bindec():     2147483647
NOTE:         PHP_INT_MAX

input:        -2147483648
binary:       10000000000000000000000000000000
bindec():     2147483648
NOTE:         interpreted to be one more than PHP_INT_MAX

input:        -1
binary:       11111111111111111111111111111111
bindec():     4294967295
NOTE:         interpreted to be the largest unsigned integer

Output of the above example on 64 bit machines:

input:        4611686018427387903
binary:       0011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
bindec():     4611686018427387903

input:        4611686018427387904
binary:       0100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
bindec():     4611686018427387904
NOTE:         See the rollover?  Watch it next time around...

input:        9223372036854775807
binary:       0111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
bindec():     9223372036854775807
NOTE:         PHP_INT_MAX

input:        -9223372036854775808
binary:       1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
bindec():     9223372036854775808
NOTE:         interpreted to be one more than PHP_INT_MAX

input:        -1
binary:       1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
bindec():     18446744073709551616
NOTE:         interpreted to be the largest unsigned integer
              (18446744073709551615) but skewed by float precision

Notes

Note:

The function can convert numbers that are too large to fit into the platforms integer type, larger values are returned as float in that case.

See Also



base_convert || ceil || Math Functions || PHP Manual
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