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Converts sexagesimal number or string vector to decimal.


Like TEN() but allows vector input.

Calling Sequences

Result = TENV( dd, mm ) ; result = dd + mm/60.
Result = TENV( dd, mm, ss) ; result = dd + mm/60. + ss/3600.
      Result = TENV(ddmmss_string)


dd - sexagesimal element(s) corresponding to hours or degrees
mm - sexagesimal element(s) corresponding to minutes
ss - sexagesimal element(s) corresponding to seconds (optional)
The input parameters can be scalars or vectors. However, the
number of elements in each parameter must be the same.
      HRMNSC_STRING - String scalar or vector giving sexagesmal quantity
              separated by spaces or colons e.g. "10 23 34" or "-3:23:45.2"
              Any negative values should begin with a minus sign.


Result - double, decimal equivalent of input sexagesimal
quantities. Same number of elements as the input parameters.
If the nth element in any of the input parameters is negative
then the nth element in Result will also be negative.


If dd = [60,60,0], and mm = [30,-30,-30], then
IDL> Result = TENV(dd,mm) ====> Result = [60.5,-60.5,-0.5]
      Alternatively, the input could be written as the string vector
      IDL> str = ['60:30','-60:30','-0:30']
      IDL> print,tenv(str) ====> Result = [60.5,-60.5,-0.5]
      TENV() will recognize floating point values of -0.0 as negative numbers.
      However, there is no distinction in the binary representation of -0
      and 0 (integer values), and so TENV will treat both values as positive.

Procedures Used

      GETTOK(), REPCHR() for string processing.


Mostly involves checking arguments and setting the sign.

Modification History

Written by W.B. Landsman April, 1991
      Recognize -0.0 W. Landsman/B. Stecklum Dec 2005
      Work with string input W. Landsman Feb 2009

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