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#1 JBkey



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:39 PM




I'm stuck with variables format. I know this is a stupid question but I'm on it for 2 hours and I'm losing my mind.


I began in this programing stuff maybe 2 months ago, so I'm really new at it.


The problem is:


I have:

command.Data = new ushort[] { xx, yy, zz };

And I need to do:

ushort zz = System.Math.Tan(c1AngleX);

But the output of System.Math.Tan is "double", so I kinda can't have the "ushort" there.

I tried this

ushort zz = (Convert.ToUInt16 (System.Math.Tan(c1AngleX));

But I can't.




There's any way to convert "double" to "ushort"?



#2 Mario Vernari

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 04:22 PM


The conversion is rather trivial:

ushort zz = (ushort)System.Math.Tan(c1AngleX);

However, I don't think the "ushort" is a convenient way to store the tangent values, unless they fall with a restrict angle interval.

Moreover, the "ushort" isn't a nice (nor common) type: the "unsigned" types lead to mistakes, unless you check for under/overflow.

Why don't you use "float" instead of "ushort"?


On the regular .Net (desktop) framework I'd use "double" instead of "float", but here you have a tiny board and the resources (CPU and RAM) are precious. Double takes 8 bytes and Single (float) takes 4. Furthermore, the float math should be natively supported, but the "double" not.



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#3 cr0w5t3r


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:23 PM

I've been using .NET for about 3 1/2 years now and I've never even come across the ushort type. I don't normally have to be too concious of how many bytes a variable would take up though which might play a factor in my answer (Usually work on web applications).


I would basically second what Mario suggested in that you should probably just use a float if resource is going to be an issue else just return it natively as a double.


The code could be;

// You don't have to set the variable type if you use the 'var' keyword as
// it will just be set to whatever is returned from the method. In this case a double.
var zz = System.Math.Tan(12342);


float zx = (float)System.Math.Tan(12342);

Most of the time I have managed to get away with using the following types in my code;


  • int
  • float
  • double
  • decimal
  • string
  • bool
  • object



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