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Converting values stored in memory location to scientific notation.

Hi All,

 Can anyone tell me how I can convert then values store in say MEM to a number expressed in scientific notation. The equipment I'm sending the number to requires it to be in that format. Thanks

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Chad D.

Hi Jim, what is the equipment you are trying to communicate with, and what are the values you typically have stored in MEM?

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Jim Vaspoli

Hi Chad,

 I'm calibrating a Keithley 6221 and during the current adjustment I need to feed it the readings from my meter. I don't have a problem with the low current readings, anything below the milliamp range, they get converted to scientific notation in memory locations. My issues are with storing or more importantly retrieving the readings from the milliamp ranges in memory. The 6221 is looking for the readings to be in that format. Thanks for your help. Jim 

 

 

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Chad D.

Hi Jim, after reviewing page 277 of the 6221 Reference Manual, it appears to accept numbers in the following format:

 

<NRf> Numeric representation format — A number that can be expressed as an integer (e.g., 8), a real number (e.g., 23.6), or an exponent (e.g., 2.3E6).

:SOURce:SWEep:COUNt 10  Set sweep count to 10

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Jim Vaspoli

Thanks for answering I'll continue to look for some mistakes I've made that's keeping it from working.

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