# Dec to bin

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dec_to_bin | |

Converts a decimal number to a binary number in a similar way to the dec2bin function in MATLAB. | |

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Function category | Helper functions |

This is a helper function that only exists to aid other functions in QETLAB. If you are an end-user of QETLAB, you likely will never have a reason to use this function. |

` dec_to_bin` is a function that takes a decimal number as input and converts it to a vector representing the binary form of the number with the MSB to the right.

## Syntax

`BIN = dec_to_bin(DEC)`

## Argument descriptions

`DEC`: The decimal number to be converted to a vector representing the binary form of`DEC`. This must be a non-negative integer.

## Examples

Some basic examples of how dec_to_bin works.

```
>> dec_to_bin(5)
ans =
1 0 1
>> dec_to_bin(6)
ans =
0 1 1
```

## Notes

This function is only meant to simplify code within other functions without the need to install the communications package of MATLAB or Octave-Forge.

## Source code

Click on "expand" to the right to view the MATLAB source code for this function.