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Anyone know if there are any docs on variable types, e.g. float, int, word etc? I initially thought that C docs would be close enough, but it seems that's not the case.

I suppose this is a +1 for a manual! Or at least something on the wiki?

I was specifically looking for docs on 'word' as I'm not sure if a word should be getting truncated to 0 when assigned to a float.

For example:

word sonarValue = SensorValue(sonar);

nxtDisplayTextLine(1,  "%s = %4d", "Sonar", sonarValue);

correctly displays the sensor value, however

float sonarValue = SensorValue(sonar);

nxtDisplayTextLine(1,  "%s = %4d", "Sonar", sonarValue);

does not...


Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:16 pm
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Hi Nick, normally when you would want to show float in a display line like that, you would have to replace the "d" with "f":

nxtDisplayTextLine(1,  "%s = %4f", "Sonar", sonarValue);

That should work for you. Although I believe the NXT does not support using floats for the sonar's value so it doesn't give you any decimal place values.

I have sent a message to our developer to see if he has any insight on this.

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Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:46 am

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ROBOTC (and standard C) requires the user to properly match the format codes with the variable types in a print statement.

So if you use a "%d" code with a float variable you'll get unexpected results as the internal float variable representation will be interpreted as an integer in the print formating code.

Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:32 am
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