• Subject: Re: subdur to years+months (was: ILE Question)
  • From: Vanja Jovic <vanja@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 19:49:21 -0700

> Chris Bipes wrote:
> Just for fun, using an Eval, how would one retain the remainder?  Or should I 
>RTFM?


OK, you get me :))

Just for the fun of it:

any number X can be represented in form  X = p * q + r , (q would be 12
in this case), r-reminder so:

    EVAL    r = X - q * %int(X/q)

but my favorite is this beautiful algorithm that uses only subtraction
in order to calculate reminder:

r = X;
Do While r >= q
r = r - q;
End Do

What is left is r - reminder from X divided by q.


It can be modified to calculate result of division also:

r = X;
p = 0;
Do While r >= q
r = r - q;
p = p + 1;
End Do

r - reminder
p - result of the division X/q


Have fun,

Vanja Jovic
Canada



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bmorris@ca.ibm.com [mailto:bmorris@ca.ibm.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 1:56 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: subdur to years+months (was: ILE Question)
> 
> >Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 15:27:26 EST
> >From: "Mauricio Della-Quercia" <mauriciodq@hotmail.com>
> >...
> >I am trying to arrive at years and months on a subdur of date of
> employment
> >to current date.  I can do *y or *m, but how can I get a breakdown of both
> >years and months.
> >...
> 
> Jim, try this:
> 
> D years           s              5p 0
> D months          s              5p 0
> 
> C     today         subdur    hiredate      months:*months
> C     months        div       12            years
> C                   mvr                     months
> 
> Barbara Morris
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