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From: Maurizio Colucci <maurizio.colucci@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Reading 16 bit floats from stream?
On 10/16/06, Gerd Stolpmann <info@gerd-stolpmann.de> wrote:
>
> Am Montag, den 16.10.2006, 18:03 +0200 schrieb Maurizio Colucci:
> >
> >
> > On 10/16/06, Maurizio Colucci <maurizio.colucci@gmail.com> wrote:
> >         Hi,
> >
> >         I need to read a sequence of single precision floats (16 bits)
> >         from a binary file. How can I do that?
> >
> > Sorry, I mean 32 bits. Single precision floats are 32 bits.
>
> Well, have heard of even 8 bit floats...
>
> 32 bit floats can be read. First read the 4 bytes


I assume you mean four read_bytes calls...

and make an int32 of
> them.


How do I create an int32 with four bytes?

Then simply call Int32.float_of_bits.


I get this last one, but I can't imagine the previous step.

Thanks

Maurizio