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Informats under UNIX

IBw.d Informat: UNIX

Reads integer binary (fixed-point) values.
Category: Numeric
Width range: 1 to 8
Default width: 4
Decimal range: 0 to 10
UNIX specifics: byte values
See: IBw.d informat in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary



The IBw.d informat reads fixed-point binary values. For integer binary data, the high-order bit is the value's sign: 0 for positive values, 1 for negative. Negative values are represented in two's-complement notation. If the informat includes a d value, the data value is divided by 10d.

For more details, see Reading and Writing Binary Data in UNIX Environments.

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