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# base_convert

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

base_convertConvert a number between arbitrary bases

### Описание

string base_convert ( string \$number , int \$frombase , int \$tobase )

Returns a string containing number represented in base tobase . The base in which number is given is specified in frombase . Both frombase and tobase have to be between 2 and 36, inclusive. Digits in numbers with a base higher than 10 will be represented with the letters a-z, with a meaning 10, b meaning 11 and z meaning 35.

Внимание

base_convert() may lose precision on large numbers due to properties related to the internal "double" or "float" type used. Please see the Floating point numbers section in the manual for more specific information and limitations.

### Список параметров

number

The number to convert

frombase

The base number is in

tobase

The base to convert number to

### Возвращаемые значения

number converted to base tobase

### Примеры

Пример #1 base_convert() example

```<?php \$hexadecimal = 'A37334'; echo base_convert(\$hexadecimal, 16, 2);?>```

Результат выполнения данного примера:

```101000110111001100110100
```

### Смотрите также

• intval() - Возвращает целое значение переменной

User Contributed Notes
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Tamas
19-Feb-2010 03:55
```Another pair of functions to convert between numbers and their uppercase alphabet representation (A, B, ..., Z, AA, AB, ..., AZ, BA, BB, ..., BZ, CA, ..., ZZ, AAA, AAB, etc.) <?php /*  * Convert an integer to a string of uppercase letters (A-Z, AA-ZZ, AAA-ZZZ, etc.)  */ function num2alpha(\$n) {     for(\$r = ""; \$n >= 0; \$n = intval(\$n / 26) - 1)         \$r = chr(\$n%26 + 0x41) . \$r;     return \$r; } /*  * Convert a string of uppercase letters to an integer.  */ function alpha2num(\$a) {     \$l = strlen(\$a);     \$n = 0;     for(\$i = 0; \$i < \$l; \$i++)         \$n = \$n*26 + ord(\$a[\$i]) - 0x40;     return \$n-1; } ?>```
Theriault
30-Nov-2009 10:11
```If you would like to convert numbers into just the uppercase alphabet base and vice-versa (e.g. the column names in a Microsoft Windows Excel sheet..A-Z, AA-ZZ, AAA-ZZZ, ...), the following functions will do this. <?php /**  * Converts an integer into the alphabet base (A-Z).  *  * @param int \$n This is the number to convert.  * @return string The converted number.  * @author Theriault  *  */ function num2alpha(\$n) {     \$r = '';     for (\$i = 1; \$n >= 0 && \$i < 10; \$i++) {         \$r = chr(0x41 + (\$n % pow(26, \$i) / pow(26, \$i - 1))) . \$r;         \$n -= pow(26, \$i);     }     return \$r; } /**  * Converts an alphabetic string into an integer.  *  * @param int \$n This is the number to convert.  * @return string The converted number.  * @author Theriault  *  */ function alpha2num(\$a) {     \$r = 0;     \$l = strlen(\$a);     for (\$i = 0; \$i < \$l; \$i++) {         \$r += pow(26, \$i) * (ord(\$a[\$l - \$i - 1]) - 0x40);     }     return \$r - 1; } ?> Microsoft Windows Excel stops at IV (255), but this function can handle much larger. However, English words will start to form after a while and some may be offensive, so be careful.```
MFTM
16-Aug-2009 06:30
```It might be a better function to deal with numbers over 9000. (even 10 millions) <?php function romanic_number(\$integer, \$upcase = true) {     \$table = array('M'=>1000, 'CM'=>900, 'D'=>500, 'CD'=>400, 'C'=>100, 'XC'=>90, 'L'=>50, 'XL'=>40, 'X'=>10, 'IX'=>9, 'V'=>5, 'IV'=>4, 'I'=>1);     \$return = '';     while(\$integer > 0)     {         foreach(\$table as \$rom=>\$arb)         {             if(\$integer >= \$arb)             {                 \$integer -= \$arb;                 \$return .= \$rom;                 break;             }         }     }     return \$return; } ?>```
hamishcool3 at yahoo dot co dot uk
18-Apr-2009 07:47
```I have a slight improvement on the roman numerals function: <?php function ar_rom(\$ar,\$br="\r\n"){     \$lin='';     \$num='';     \$rom=array(         array('no'=>1000000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'M'),         array('no'=>900000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'CM'),         array('no'=>500000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'D'),         array('no'=>400000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'CD'),         array('no'=>100000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'C'),         array('no'=>90000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'XC'),         array('no'=>50000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'L'),         array('no'=>40000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'XL'),         array('no'=>10000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'X'),         array('no'=>9000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'IX'),         array('no'=>5000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'V'),         array('no'=>4000, 'lin'=>'_', 'num'=>'IV'),         array('no'=>1000, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'M'),         array('no'=>900, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'CM'),         array('no'=>500, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'D'),         array('no'=>400, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'CD'),         array('no'=>100, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'C'),         array('no'=>90, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'XC'),         array('no'=>50, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'L'),         array('no'=>40, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'XL'),         array('no'=>10, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'X'),         array('no'=>9, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'IX'),         array('no'=>5, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'V'),         array('no'=>4, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'IV'),         array('no'=>1, 'lin'=>' ', 'num'=>'I'),     );     foreach(\$rom as \$k => \$v){         while(\$ar>=\$v['no']){             \$ar=\$ar-\$v['no'];             \$lin.=\$v['lin'];             \$num.=\$v['num'];         }     }     if(strpos(\$lin, '_')===FALSE){         return \$num;     }else{         return \$lin.\$br.\$num;     } } echo ar_rom(1957938,'<br>'); ?> in browser returns: ____ MCMLVMMCMXXXVIII (Line above = Number X 1000) This is good for numbers up to about 10 million, otherwise you get: ______________________________________________ MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM etc. (normally the lines would be flush, if dealing with numbers over 3000 make sure to use Lucida Console or some other font where all the chars are the same length)```
cyrilbele at yahoo dot fr
16-Apr-2009 08:58
```If you want to do sharding, at some point you will need to decide which shard to target. Here is a simple function to assign the data to a particular shard based on a key (usually identifier of the row) Here is a simple function to get the shard based on the key and the number of shards available <?php function getShard(\$key,\$nbShards) {     \$num = substr(base_convert(sha1(\$key), 16, 10),4,6);     return \$num%\$nbShards; } ?>```
mr-bungle sometimes uses TLEN.PL
06-Aug-2008 11:38
```In response to "Ray Paseur sometimes uses GMail" There is part of my class for specified operations on string etc. I've written two methods to convert numbers between roman and arabic notation: <?php class Text {     public function Arab2Roman(\$number)     {         \$out = '';         \$translate = array(                             array('arab' => 5000, 'roman' => ''),                             array('arab' => 1000, 'roman' => 'M'),                             array('arab' => 900, 'roman' => 'CM'),                             array('arab' => 500, 'roman' => 'D'),                             array('arab' => 400, 'roman' => 'CD'),                             array('arab' => 100, 'roman' => 'C'),                             array('arab' => 90, 'roman' => 'XC'),                             array('arab' => 50, 'roman' => 'L'),                             array('arab' => 40, 'roman' => 'XL'),                             array('arab' => 10, 'roman' => 'X'),                             array('arab' => 9, 'roman' => 'IX'),                             array('arab' => 5, 'roman' => 'V'),                             array('arab' => 4, 'roman' => 'IV'),                             array('arab' => 1, 'roman' => 'I')                             );         if(\$number > \$translate[0]['arab'])             \$out = false;         else         {             \$j = count(\$translate)-1;             for(\$i=0;\$i<\$j;\$i++)             {                 if(\$number < \$translate[\$i]['arab'] && \$number >= \$translate[\$i+1]['arab'])                 {                     \$out .= \$translate[\$i+1]['roman'];                     \$number -= \$translate[\$i+1]['arab'];                     if(\$number)                         \$out .= Text::Arab2Roman(\$number); // do it recursive until \$numer is not 0                     break;                 }             }         }         return (\$out);     }     public function Roman2Arab(\$roman)     {         \$out = 0;         \$translate = array(                             'M' => 1000,                             'D' => 500,                             'C' => 100,                             'L' => 50,                             'X' => 10,                             'V' => 5,                             'I' => 1                             );         \$j = strlen(\$roman);         for(\$i=0; \$i<\$j; \$i++)         {             \$out += \$translate[\$roman[\$i]];             // find wrong order of roman chars             if(\$i < \$j-1 && \$translate[\$roman[\$i]] < \$translate[\$roman[\$i+1]])             {                 \$out -= 2*\$translate[\$roman[\$i]];             }         }         return (\$out);     } } ?>```
dorantor
14-May-2008 05:42
```Spent almost a day to find a bug(?) in base_convert() function when converting big values to binary: <?php \$value = 2919739656537; echo base_convert(\$value, 10, 2); ?> should print 101010011111001110000010111000100101011001 in reality, prints 10101000111000001100011100110101110110100100 but that is wrong! so, in result, I've written this two functions: <?php /**  * Convert binary to decimal  * works with big numbers  *  * @param string \$binary  * @return float  */ function big_bin2dec(\$binary) {     \$result = (float)0;     \$shift = 0;     while ( 0 < strlen(\$binary) ) {         \$bit    = substr(\$binary, -1);         \$binary    = substr(\$binary, 0, -1);         \$result = \$result + \$bit*pow(2, \$shift);         ++\$shift;     }     return \$result; } /**  * convert decimal 2 binary presentation  *  * @param mixed \$dec  * @return string  */ function big_dec2bin(\$dec) {     \$result    = '';     \$shift    = 0;     while ( pow(2, \$shift) < \$dec ) {         ++\$shift;     }     while ( 0 <= \$shift ) {         \$pow = pow(2, \$shift);         if ( \$pow <= \$dec ) {             \$dec-= \$pow;             \$result = \$result . '1';         } else {             \$result = \$result . '0';         }         --\$shift;     }     return \$result; } ?> Functions tested only with positive integers(that's enough for me), so if you need more than this you'll, possibly, have to rework 'em. Simple test: <?php \$value = pow(2, 48);//only one bit should be set printf("%f \n", \$value); echo base_convert(\$value, 10, 2), "\n"; echo big_dec2bin(\$value), "\n"; ?> prints out something similar to: 281474976710656.000000 110011001100110011001100110011001100111001010 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 I hope this will help someone :) BTW! My phpinfo() says PHP Version 5.2.1```
Todd Stokes @ Georgia Tech
21-Nov-2007 12:37
```I wrote a function to fix the problem stated above about floating point numbers. (this is especially useful for arithmetic coding, which is what I'm working on) It's not tremendously robust, but it gets the job done for "simple" float values. function floatbin(\$myfloat, \$precision=16, \$return_int_part=true) {         //echo "complete: \$myfloat\n";         \$binary_string = "";         if(\$return_int_part) {                 \$binary_string = decbin(\$myfloat);                 \$binary_string .= ".";                 \$fractional_part = \$myfloat-intval(\$myfloat);         } else {                 \$fractional_part = explode(".",\$myfloat);                 \$fractional_part = ".".\$fractional_part[1];         }         //echo "fractional: \$fractional_part\n";         for (\$i=1; \$i < \$precision+1; \$i++) {                 \$binary_fraction = 1/pow(2,\$i);                 if(\$fractional_part >= \$binary_fraction) {                         \$binary_string .= "1";                         \$fractional_part = \$fractional_part - \$binary_fraction;                 } else {                         \$binary_string .= "0";                 }                 if(\$fractional_part == 0) {                         break;                 }                 //echo "order: \$binary_fraction\t\t";                 //echo "state: \$fractional_part\n";         }         return \$binary_string; } // no problem \$myfloat = 1.5; \$decfloat = base_convert(\$myfloat,10,2); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 1111 (wrong) \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat, 32); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 1.1 (correct) \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat,16,false); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 1 (correct) // no problem \$myfloat = 4.125; \$decfloat = base_convert(\$myfloat,10,2); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 1000000011101 (wrong) \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat, 32); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 100.001 (correct) \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat,16,false); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 001 (correct) // will be truncated, so the inverse will not be == \$myfloat = 12.3456; \$decfloat = base_convert(\$myfloat,10,2); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 11110001001000000 (wrong) \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat, 32); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 1100.01011000011110010011110111011001 (correct, truncated) \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat,16,false); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // returns 0101100001111001 (correct, truncated more) // a case on where passing false is useful, so the inverse will not be == \$myfloat = 777777777777.777777; \$decfloat = base_convert(\$myfloat,10,2); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // wrong \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat, 32); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // wrong \$decfloat = floatbin(\$myfloat,16,false); echo "result: \$decfloat\n"; // correct, but truncated```
CFK
14-Feb-2007 01:07
```Here is the function made by David Leppek who works in both way : <?php function big_convert (\$number,\$to_base) {     \$result = "";     switch (\$to_base) {     case "2":         \$temp = preg_split('//', \$number, -1, PREG_SPLIT_DELIM_CAPTURE);         \$lng = strlen(\$number);         for (\$i = 1;\$i <= \$lng;\$i++) { \$result .= str_pad(base_convert(\$temp[\$i], 16, 2), 4, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); }         return \$result;     break;     case "16":         \$bin = substr(chunk_split (strrev(\$number), 4,'-'), 0, -1);         \$temp = preg_split('[-]', \$bin, -1, PREG_SPLIT_DELIM_CAPTURE);         for (\$i = count(\$temp)-1;\$i >= 0;\$i--) { \$result = \$result . base_convert(strrev(\$temp[\$i]), 2, 16); }         return strtoupper(\$result);     break;     } } \$bin = "1011010011110010100100101011011101100101001101001111"; echo \$hex = big_convert (\$bin,16); echo big_convert (\$hex,2); ?>```
Ray Paseur sometimes uses GMail
06-Dec-2006 11:55
```function roman_numerals(\$input_arabic_numeral='') {     if (\$input_arabic_numeral == '') { \$input_arabic_numeral = date("Y"); } // DEFAULT OUTPUT: THIS YEAR     \$arabic_numeral            = intval(\$input_arabic_numeral);     \$arabic_numeral_text    = "\$arabic_numeral";     \$arabic_numeral_length    = strlen(\$arabic_numeral_text);     if (!ereg('[0-9]', \$arabic_numeral_text)) { return false; }     if (\$arabic_numeral > 4999) { return false; }     if (\$arabic_numeral < 1) { return false; }     if (\$arabic_numeral_length > 4) { return false; }     \$roman_numeral_units    = \$roman_numeral_tens        = \$roman_numeral_hundreds        = \$roman_numeral_thousands        = array();     \$roman_numeral_units[0]    = \$roman_numeral_tens[0]    = \$roman_numeral_hundreds[0]    = \$roman_numeral_thousands[0]    = ''; // NO ZEROS IN ROMAN NUMERALS     \$roman_numeral_units[1]='I';     \$roman_numeral_units[2]='II';     \$roman_numeral_units[3]='III';     \$roman_numeral_units[4]='IV';     \$roman_numeral_units[5]='V';     \$roman_numeral_units[6]='VI';     \$roman_numeral_units[7]='VII';     \$roman_numeral_units[8]='VIII';     \$roman_numeral_units[9]='IX';     \$roman_numeral_tens[1]='X';     \$roman_numeral_tens[2]='XX';     \$roman_numeral_tens[3]='XXX';     \$roman_numeral_tens[4]='XL';     \$roman_numeral_tens[5]='L';     \$roman_numeral_tens[6]='LX';     \$roman_numeral_tens[7]='LXX';     \$roman_numeral_tens[8]='LXXX';     \$roman_numeral_tens[9]='XC';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[1]='C';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[2]='CC';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[3]='CCC';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[4]='CD';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[5]='D';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[6]='DC';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[7]='DCC';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[8]='DCCC';     \$roman_numeral_hundreds[9]='CM';     \$roman_numeral_thousands[1]='M';     \$roman_numeral_thousands[2]='MM';     \$roman_numeral_thousands[3]='MMM';     \$roman_numeral_thousands[4]='MMMM';     if (\$arabic_numeral_length == 3) { \$arabic_numeral_text = "0" . \$arabic_numeral_text; }     if (\$arabic_numeral_length == 2) { \$arabic_numeral_text = "00" . \$arabic_numeral_text; }     if (\$arabic_numeral_length == 1) { \$arabic_numeral_text = "000" . \$arabic_numeral_text; }     \$anu = substr(\$arabic_numeral_text, 3, 1);     \$anx = substr(\$arabic_numeral_text, 2, 1);     \$anc = substr(\$arabic_numeral_text, 1, 1);     \$anm = substr(\$arabic_numeral_text, 0, 1);     \$roman_numeral_text = \$roman_numeral_thousands[\$anm] . \$roman_numeral_hundreds[\$anc] . \$roman_numeral_tens[\$anx] . \$roman_numeral_units[\$anu]; return (\$roman_numeral_text); }```
Kiam
12-Aug-2006 12:07
```Refering to the function posted by Michael Renner, I would change the line   \$result = \$tostring{\$divide} . \$result; in   \$result = \$chars{\$divide} . \$result; as \$divide seems garanted to be less than \$tobase. That also eliminates the need of the variable \$tostring. -- Kiam```
Michael Renner
17-May-2006 01:24
```Here is an unfucked version of the arbitrary-large-number base_convert examples below: I modified it so that it works as drop-in replacement for base_convert. Attention, no sanity checking is done for the input numbers, anything larger than 36 won't work.. function unfucked_base_convert (\$numstring, \$frombase, \$tobase) {    \$chars = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz";    \$tostring = substr(\$chars, 0, \$tobase);    \$length = strlen(\$numstring);    \$result = '';    for (\$i = 0; \$i < \$length; \$i++) {        \$number[\$i] = strpos(\$chars, \$numstring{\$i});    }    do {        \$divide = 0;        \$newlen = 0;        for (\$i = 0; \$i < \$length; \$i++) {            \$divide = \$divide * \$frombase + \$number[\$i];            if (\$divide >= \$tobase) {                \$number[\$newlen++] = (int)(\$divide / \$tobase);                \$divide = \$divide % \$tobase;            } elseif (\$newlen > 0) {                \$number[\$newlen++] = 0;            }        }        \$length = \$newlen;        \$result = \$tostring{\$divide} . \$result;    }    while (\$newlen != 0);    return \$result; }```
CJ Dennis
06-Apr-2006 08:03
```Really huge numbers might be truncated at both ends. eg: <?php \$binary="11010101001111010001110101000100011110010110110". "001111000010001010001111001100011010110110010010011010". "001011010000001001011111110001010101101101011010101010". "000100011101110010110010100111110001010010111010110011". "001111111100011001011011001110001111110000101011010010"; print(strtoupper(base_convert(\$binary, 2, 16))); ?> will output: 9E8EA23CB63C0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (64 hex digits) when the correct result would be: 6A9E8EA23CB63C228F31AD9268B4097F156D6AA11DCB29F14BACCFF196CE3F0AD2 (66 hex digits) Notice that as well as the result showing '0's after B63C which you would expect it is also missing the first 6A before 9E.```
david dot leppek at paybytouch dot com
17-Nov-2005 03:54
```I was working on an application that needed to convert a 16 digit HEX number to BINARY.  base_convert was choking when the binary number exceeded 54 characters. \$hex_value    = "B76ADDCE71CCC6BE"; \$Sample    = base_convert (\$hex_value, 16, 2); print \$Sample;        //printed: 1011011101101010110111011100111001110001110011001100100000000000 Reviewing the examples here, I didn't find anything that worked for my exact need.  Here is what I came up with: function big_convert(\$string_in, \$hex, \$bin){ \$temp=preg_split('//',\$string_in,-1,PREG_SPLIT_DELIM_CAPTURE); for(\$i=1;\$i< strlen(\$string_in)+1; \$i++) { \$results .= str_pad(base_convert(\$temp[\$i], \$hex, \$bin), 4, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); } return \$results; } \$hex_value    = "B76ADDCE71CCC6BE"; \$Sample    = big_convert (\$hex_value, 16, 2); print \$Sample;    //printed: 1011011101101010110111011100111001110001110011001100011010111110 Hope this helps...  David Leppek```
rithiur at mbnet dot fi
27-Jul-2005 03:23
```Here is a simple function that works like the function provided by Mr. Fips (See below) with the exception that this can convert numbers of any size. However, note that as the division is performed manually to the number, this function is not very efficient and may not be suitable for converting strings with more than a few hundred numbers (depending on the number bases). <?php function custombase_convert_big (\$numstring, \$frombase, \$tobase) {     \$from_count = strlen(\$frombase);     \$to_count = strlen(\$tobase);     \$length = strlen(\$numstring);     \$result = '';     for (\$i = 0; \$i < \$length; \$i++)     {         \$number[\$i] = strpos(\$frombase, \$numstring{\$i});     }     do // Loop until whole number is converted     {         \$divide = 0;         \$newlen = 0;         for (\$i = 0; \$i < \$length; \$i++) // Perform division manually (which is why this works with big numbers)         {             \$divide = \$divide * \$from_count + \$number[\$i];             if (\$divide >= \$to_count)             {                 \$number[\$newlen++] = (int)(\$divide / \$to_count);                 \$divide = \$divide % \$to_count;             }             elseif (\$newlen > 0)             {                 \$number[\$newlen++] = 0;             }         }         \$length = \$newlen;         \$result = \$tobase{\$divide} . \$result; // Divide is basically \$numstring % \$to_count (i.e. the new character)     }     while (\$newlen != 0);     return \$result; } \$HEX = "0123456789ABCDEF"; \$DEC = "0123456789"; print custombase_convert_big ("FFFFFF", \$HEX, \$DEC); // Prints "16777215" \$BIN = "01"; \$ASCII = ""; for (\$i = 0; \$i < 256; \$i++) {     \$ASCII .= chr(\$i); } \$msg = "0100100101110100001000000101011101101111011100100110101101110011"; print custombase_convert_big(\$msg, \$BIN, \$ASCII); // Prints "It Works" ?>```
fragmer[at]mail[dot]ru
02-May-2005 03:58
```Here is a much simpler and faster version of the "custombase_convert" function proposed by Mr.Fips (see below). My functions convert decimals to and from custom bases: <?php // Decimal > Custom function dec2any( \$num, \$base=62, \$index=false ) {     if (! \$base ) {         \$base = strlen( \$index );     } else if (! \$index ) {         \$index = substr( "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" ,0 ,\$base );     }     \$out = "";     for ( \$t = floor( log10( \$num ) / log10( \$base ) ); \$t >= 0; \$t-- ) {         \$a = floor( \$num / pow( \$base, \$t ) );         \$out = \$out . substr( \$index, \$a, 1 );         \$num = \$num - ( \$a * pow( \$base, \$t ) );     }     return \$out; } ?> Parameters: \$num - your decimal integer \$base - base to which you wish to convert \$num (leave it 0 if you are providing \$index or omit if you're using default (62)) \$index - if you wish to use the default list of digits (0-1a-zA-Z), omit this option, otherwise provide a string (ex.: "zyxwvu") <?php // Custom > Decimal function any2dec( \$num, \$base=62, \$index=false ) {     if (! \$base ) {         \$base = strlen( \$index );     } else if (! \$index ) {         \$index = substr( "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ", 0, \$base );     }     \$out = 0;     \$len = strlen( \$num ) - 1;     for ( \$t = 0; \$t <= \$len; \$t++ ) {         \$out = \$out + strpos( \$index, substr( \$num, \$t, 1 ) ) * pow( \$base, \$len - \$t );     }     return \$out; } ?> Parameters: \$num - your custom-based number (string) (ex.: "11011101") \$base - base with which \$num was encoded (leave it 0 if you are providing \$index or omit if you're using default (62)) \$index - if you wish to use the default list of digits (0-1a-zA-Z), omit this option, otherwise provide a string (ex.: "abcdef") I have optimized the functions as much as I could, I hope they'll be helpful to someone.```
lindsay at bitleap dot com
18-Mar-2005 09:17
```If you need to use base_convert with numbers larger then 32 bit, the following gmp implementation of base_convert should work. <?php /*use gmp library to convert base. gmp will convert numbers > 32bit*/ function gmp_convert(\$num, \$base_a, \$base_b) {         return gmp_strval ( gmp_init(\$num, \$base_a), \$base_b ); } ?>```
tomhiggy at gmail dot com
16-Mar-2005 11:28
```I was looking for a function to convert the base encoding of a sha1 hash from base 16 to a custom base 32 (using characters [A-Z2-7], as used by several filesharing applications). The function custombase_convert() posted by Fips isn't able to cope with numbers above a certain value. It returns the first few (around 10) characters correctly but each character after is a 0 value ('A' in this case). I've solved the problem for now by requesting in groups of 10 base 16 characters and appending the result to the final base 32 value. If anyone has any better solutions, please let me know.```
mike at we cant lose dot com
14-Feb-2005 05:52
```There are a few functions posted here to inverse or invert a hex color code yet none of them have actually worked for me. This function will take a hex color code string such as '#00FF00' and return the inversed or inverted hex color code string of '#FF00FF'. <? function inverseColor(\$hex) {     if(substr(\$hex, 0, 1) == '#') \$hex = substr(\$hex, 1);         \$r = str_pad(dechex(255 - hexdec(substr(\$hex, 0, 2)) ),2,'0',STR_PAD_LEFT);     \$g = str_pad(dechex(255 - hexdec(substr(\$hex, 2, 2)) ),2,'0',STR_PAD_LEFT);     \$b = str_pad(dechex(255 - hexdec(substr(\$hex, 4, 2)) ),2,'0',STR_PAD_LEFT);     return strtoupper('#'.\$r.\$g.\$b);    } ?>```
simon at simonster dot com
16-Jun-2004 01:05
```Here are some functions for converting integers to and from base 256. Converting to base 64 is simple given these. <?php function to_base256(\$number, \$from_base = 10) {     \$binary_number = base_convert(\$number, \$from_base, 2);     \$final_string = "";     \$new_length = (ceil(strlen(\$binary_number)/8)*8);     \$binary_number = str_pad(\$binary_number, \$new_length, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT);     for(\$i=(\$new_length-8); \$i>=0; \$i-=8) {         \$final_string = chr(base_convert(substr(\$binary_number, \$i, 8), 2, 10)).\$final_string;     }     return \$final_string; } function from_base256(\$string, \$to_base = 10) {     \$number = "";     for(\$i=0; \$i<strlen(\$string); \$i++) {         \$number .= str_pad(base_convert(ord(\$string{\$i}), 10, 2), 8, "0", STR_PAD_LEFT);     }     return base_convert(\$number, 2, \$to_base); } ?> Yes, I know that this would be more efficient if it used mod instead of base_convert, but it needs to work with integers > 32 bits.```
28-Apr-2004 09:20
```<?php function binarycodedstring2dec(\$binary) {         \$len=strlen(\$binary);         \$rows=(\$len/4)-1;         if ((\$len%4)>0) {                 \$pad=\$len+(4-(\$len%4));                 \$binary=str_pad(\$binary,\$pad,"0",STR_PAD_LEFT);                 \$len=strlen(\$binary);                 \$rows=(\$len/4)-1;         }         \$x=0;         for (\$x=0;\$x<=\$rows;\$x++) {                 \$s=(\$x*4);                 \$bins=\$binary[\$s].\$binary[\$s+1].\$binary[\$s+2].\$binary[\$s+3];                 \$num=base_convert(\$bins,2,10);                 if (\$num>9) {                         die("the string is not a proper binary coded decimal\n");                 } else {                         \$res.=\$num;                 }         }         return \$res; } ?> a binary coded decimal is converted by taking groups of four from a decimal string, for example the binary coded decimal string 1000 = 8 10001000 does not = 136 but 88 so binarycodedstring2dec(1000) = 8 binarycodedstring2dec(11100000111001)=3839 binarycodedstring2dec(100000111001)=839 i truly have no idea if this function will be useful to anyone, i simply failed a physics midterm because i didn't know this so i wrote this function to make sure i would never forget how to convert binary coded decimals```
Matt AKA Junkie
24-Apr-2004 08:11
```You seem to not see the simplicity of using assembly-esque ideals when inverting colors... <? // precond: \$color is a hex integer // postcond: returns inversion function InvertColor(\$color) {   return (int) 0xffffff - \$color; } ?>```
kx
25-Mar-2004 09:06
```There's an useful function custombase_convert(), which seems to be very useful, for example, to implement genealogical trees model proposed by Miguel Sofer (http://darwin.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~rpage/ MyToL/www/downloads/trees.pdf). Unfortunately, Fips' code has a bug. To make it work correctly you should replace line        while (\$decVal > 0) with this:        while (\$decVal > 0 || \$pos >=0)```
hkh at netnords dot dk
26-Feb-2004 05:36
```An optimized version of fiftytoo InvertColor() function. <?php function InvertColor(\$hex) {   return sprintf("%06X", \$hex ^ 0xFFFFFF); } ?>```
fiftytoo at buckeyeexpress dot com
24-Dec-2003 08:57
```I needed a function to invert a hex value, which i used for setting font colors when they were on a colored background, that way i will get a contrasting color. Im sure there are other reasons to use this, you decide!! <?php function InvertColor(\$hex) {   return sprintf("%06s",base_convert((\$hex ^ 0xFFFFFF),10,16));   }; print '<td bgcolor="BB2222"><font color="'.InvertColor(0xBB2222).'">Blah</font></td>'; // Prints 44dddd as the font color, which is it's opposite on the color wheel ?>```
Fips
29-Jul-2003 06:08
```I wrote a function for converting numbers not only into 0-9 and a-z: ----- <?php function custombase_convert(\$numstring, \$baseFrom = "0123456789", \$baseTo = "0123456789") {     \$numstring = (string) \$numstring;     \$baseFromLen = strlen(\$baseFrom);     \$baseToLen = strlen(\$baseTo);     if (\$baseFrom == "0123456789") // No analyzing needed, because \$numstring is already decimal     {         \$decVal = (int) \$numstring;     } else {         \$decVal = 0;         for (\$len = (strlen(\$numstring) - 1); \$len >= 0; \$len--)         {             \$char = substr(\$numstring, 0, 1);             \$pos = strpos(\$baseFrom, \$char);             if (\$pos !== FALSE)             {                 \$decVal += \$pos * (\$len > 0 ? pow(\$baseFromLen, \$len) : 1);             }             \$numstring = substr(\$numstring, 1);         }     }     if (\$baseTo == "0123456789") // No converting needed, because \$numstring needs to be converted to decimal     {         \$numstring = (string) \$decVal;     } else {         \$numstring = FALSE;         \$nslen = 0;         \$pos = 1;         while (\$decVal > 0)         {             \$valPerChar = pow(\$baseToLen, \$pos);             \$curChar = floor(\$decVal / \$valPerChar);             if (\$curChar >= \$baseToLen)             {                 \$pos++;             } else {                 \$decVal -= (\$curChar * \$valPerChar);                 if (\$numstring === FALSE)                 {                     \$numstring = str_repeat(\$baseTo{1}, \$pos);                     \$nslen = \$pos;                 }                 \$numstring = substr(\$numstring, 0, (\$nslen - \$pos)) . \$baseTo{\$curChar} . substr(\$numstring, ((\$nslen - \$pos) + 1));                 \$pos--;             }         }         if (\$numstring === FALSE) \$numstring = \$baseTo{1};     }     return \$numstring; } ?> ------ The function arguments: \$numstring - String with number to convert. (e.g. "15" or "5F") \$baseFrom - Chars of the base the number is in. (e.g. "0123456789" for decimal or "01" for binary) \$baseTo - Chars of the base to convert the number. (e.g. "0123456789" for decimal or "01" for binary) I wrote it for writing numbers in files, and so I convert between "0123456789" (decimal) and "\x01\x02\x03...\xFF" - uses very low disc space :-) (You could of course also add the null char (\x00), but >I< need it to seperate the numbers)```
sam_at_compasspointmedia.com
07-Dec-2002 10:15
```If you haven't already figured it out from the text, the higest base you can encode in is 36 (because z is 35),  try this <?php \$compactIt = base_convert('999',10,37);  //or anything higher ?> and you'll get a warning.```
gateschris at yahoo dot com
27-Mar-2001 12:57
```if your worried about little/big edian affecting your dec to binary conversions, or just want to convert large numbers then try this bit of code: <? // this little bit of code is simply to convert a 64bit number. function convert_num (\$value) {  \$value = (string) \$value;  while (!preg_match('/^0*\$/', \$value) && \$j < 65) {   \$cumulate = '';   \$rem = '';   for (\$i = 0; \$i < strlen(\$value); \$i++) {    if (\$cumulate == '') {     if (floor((\$value[\$i] + \$rem) / 2)) {      \$cumulate .= floor((\$value[\$i] + \$rem) / 2);     }    } else {     \$cumulate .= floor((\$value[\$i] + \$rem) / 2);    }    \$rem = \$value [\$i] % 2 * 10;   }   \$r = floor(\$rem / 10);   \$re .= \$r;   \$value = \$cumulate;   \$j++;  }    return \$re; } print convert_num (65535); ?>```
tim_converse at yahoo dot com
19-Jan-2000 11:24
`base_convert expects its string arguments to be integral, and gives nonsensical answers when given floating-point strings.  For example, base_convert("1.0", 10, 2) yields "1100100".  It seems that "1.0" is being interpreted as "100".  (PHP4.0b3).`
scott at mha dot ca
08-Sep-1999 10:48
```This would seem to be limited to 31 bits, ie. the range of values that can be converted is 0 - 2147483647 in decimal. Also, this will convert negative values to positive values, unlike DecHex() which will return a null string for negative values. From what I have observed (using PHP 3.0.11) the following statements will set both a and c to a null string and set b to positive 1. <?php \$a = base_convert (2147483648, 10, 16); \$b = base_convert (-1, 10, 16); \$c = dechex (-1); ?>```