# [lp_integer_toUnsigned]

 Link lp_integer_toUnsigned Author Bil Corry Category Math Version 8.x License Public Domain Posted 05 Dec 2005 Updated 05 Dec 2005 More by this author...

#### Description

Returns the base10 unsigned integer value given a signed base10 integer.  The octet remains unchanged, only the decimal representation is converted.

Requires [lp_integer_bits], [lp_math_dectobin]

#### Sample Usage

```lp_integer_toUnsigned: -93; // returns 163
'';
lp_integer_toUnsigned: -1; // returns 255
'';
lp_integer_toUnsigned: -128; // returns 128```

#### Source Code

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```[

define_tag:'lp_integer_toUnsigned',
-description='Returns the base10 unsigned integer value given a signed base10 integer.  The octet remains unchanged, only the decimal representation is converted.',
-priority='replace',
-required='signed',-copy;

#signed = integer: #signed;

if: #signed >= 0;
return: #signed;
else;
local:'ibits' = (lp_integer_bits: (math_abs: #signed));
local:'bits' = (math_ceil: (decimal:#ibits) / (decimal:8));
if: #ibits % 8 == 0 && (lp_math_dectobin: 128)->(removetrailing:'0') & ->size > 1;
#bits += 1;
/if;
#bits *= 8;

return: (integer:(math_pow: 2, #bits)) + #signed;
/if;

/define_tag;

]```