Writes values real-binary (floating-point) format.

Category: | numeric |

Alignment: | left |

Default: | 4 |

Ranges: | 2–8, 0–10 |

Windows specifics: | native floating–point representation |

See: | RBw.d Format in SAS Formats and Informats: Reference |

The RBw.d format
writes numeric data in real binary (floating-point) notation. Numeric
data for scientific calculations are commonly represented in floating-point
notation. (SAS stores all numeric values in floating-point notation.)
A floating-point value consists of two parts: a mantissa that gives
the value and an exponent that gives the value's magnitude.

Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms in SAS Formats and Informats: Reference

Informats:

Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms in SAS Formats and Informats: Reference