# Float to array?

I have a few seven segment leds and I want the temperature ic float displayed. The code is set up so an integer is assigned to each digit. (working test code) int a=1; int b=2; int c=3; write_digits(a,b,c);

Is there an easy way to have a float to array? Then my temperature ic could do something like: float temperature = getTemp(); somehow put the float into an array write_digits(temp[0],temp[1],temp[2],temp[3]);

dtostrf()

Although, since you know the precision you want, you could just multiply it by 10^n, where n is how many digits you want, assign it to an int, and send it through atoi().

Then my temperature ic could do something like:

Typically done with divisions:

``````  c=temperature % 10;  temperature / = 10;
b=temperature % 10;  temperature / = 10;
a=temperature % 10;
``````

For that to be fast and accurate, you want temperature to be an integer.

So here is the irony of your proposal: you want to convert an integer into float, only to have to convert it back to integer so you can do what you are trying to do.

dhenry is 100% right, integer math is much faster. however the last - % -modulo - is not needed ;)

``````float temperature = getTemp();
int t = (int)temperature;
c= t % 10;  t /= 10;
b=t % 10;   t /= 10;
a=t;  // assume temp = 0..999
write_digits(a,b,c);
``````

It works! Thanks to all for the help. I’m trying to figure it now since I stick to hardware design and rarely write code. I have no idea what the line t /= 10; is yet but i’ll figure it out. I think I have the rest of it in my head.

Mike

0miker0: I have no idea what the line t /= 10; is yet but i'll figure it out. I think I have the rest of it in my head.

Mike

It's shorthand for writing out the full assignment statement:

t = t / 10.

In English, it says take the variable t, divide it by 10 and store it back in t.