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Re: routine to translate DEC microvax Floating point...

Did you try this keyword for OPEN?


The opened file contains VAX format floating point values. This keyword
implies little endian byte ordering for all data contained in the file,
and supersedes any setting of the SWAP_ENDIAN, SWAP_IF_BIG_ENDIAN, or

The default setting for this keyword is FALSE. Under VMS, starting the
VAX_FLOAT option to the IDL command at startup has the effect of
changing this default and making it TRUE. See Command Line Options for
details on this qualifier. You can change this setting at runtime using
the VAX_FLOAT function.

Warning - Please read Note On IEEE to VAX Format Conversion before using
this feature.