# dec2bin

Convert decimal number to character vector representing binary number

## Syntax

``str = dec2bin(d)``
``str = dec2bin(d,n)``

## Description

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````str = dec2bin(d)` returns the binary representation of symbolic number `d` as a character vector. `d` must be a nonnegative integer.If `d` is a matrix or multidimensional array of symbolic numbers with N elements, `dec2bin` returns a character array with N rows. Each row of the output `str` corresponds to an element of `d` accessed with linear indexing.```

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````str = dec2bin(d,n)` returns a binary representation with at least `n` bits.```

## Examples

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Define a large integer ${2}^{60}$ as a symbolic number.

`d = sym(2)^60`
`d = $1152921504606846976$`

Convert the decimal number to binary representation.

`str = dec2bin(d)`
```str = '1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000' ```

Create a 2-by-2 symbolic matrix that contains integers in decimal representation.

`d = [sym(2)^6 123; 54 11]`
```d =  $\left(\begin{array}{cc}64& 123\\ 54& 11\end{array}\right)$```

Convert the integers to binary representation using `dec2bin`. `dec2bin` returns 4 rows of character vectors. Each row contains a 7-digit binary number.

`str = dec2bin(d)`
```str = 4x7 char array '1000000' '0110110' '1111011' '0001011' ```

Return a binary representation with at least 8 digits by specifying the number of digits.

`str = dec2bin(d,8)`
```str = 4x8 char array '01000000' '00110110' '01111011' '00001011' ```

## Input Arguments

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Decimal number, specified as a symbolic number, vector, matrix, or array. `d` must be a nonnegative integer.

Example: `sym([2 4])`

Number of bits, specified as a scalar positive integer.

Example: `8`