BIN2OCT:
Converts a binary number to octal
The BIN2OCT function converts a binary number to octal.
BIN2OCT takes
1 required argument and
1 optional argument:
Syntax: BIN2OCT(number,
[places])
Using the BIN2OCT function:
The arguments for the BIN2OCT function are:
Argument

Required?

Description

number 
Required 
The binary number you want to convert. number cannot contain more than 10 characters (10 bits). The most significant bit of number is the sign bit. The remaining 9 bits are magnitude bits. Negative numbers are represented using two'scomplement notation. 
places 
Optional 
The number of characters to use. If places is omitted, BIN2OCT uses the minimum number of characters necessary. places is useful for padding the return value with leading 0s (zeros). 
• If number is not a valid binary number, or if number contains more than 10 characters (10 bits), BIN2OCT returns the #NUM! error value. 
• If number is negative, BIN2OCT ignores places and returns a 10character octal number. 
• If BIN2OCT requires more than places characters, it returns the #NUM! error value. 
• If places is not an integer, it is truncated. 
• If places is nonnumeric, BIN2OCT returns the #VALUE! error value. 
• If places is negative, BIN2OCT returns the #NUM! error value. 
The BIN2OCT function converts a binary number to octal.