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  • Where 'number' is a binary number to be converted and
  • 'places' is the number of characters to be used to display the output.

BIN2OCT converts a binary number to its octal equivalent.



  • 'number' must be a binary number. Binary number is represented using digits 1 or 0 only. The number can also be entered in text format (e.g "101").
  • The most significant bit represents the 'sign' of the number (0=positive, 1=negative). Negative numbers are represented using 2's complement notation.
  • A number preceding with '0' (e.g 0111111111) should be written in text format ("0111111111") to avoid confusion with octal numbers.
  • Calci returns an #ERROR message if 'number' contains more than 10 characters (10 bits).
  • If 'number' is negative, Calci ignores the places, if any and displays the octal output.
  • If 'places' is not an integer, it is truncated.
  • If 'places' are nonnumeric, Calci returns an #ERROR message.
  • If 'places' is negative, Calci ignores the places and displays the octal output.

For Example,

BIN2OCT(1100100) returns 144

BIN2OCT(100100100,4) returns 0444

BIN2OCT("00111",1.3) returns 07


Formula Octal Output
BIN2OCT(100) 4
BIN2OCT(110011,4) 0063
BIN2OCT(11001100,6) 000314
BIN2OCT(111111111) 777

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