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Type Conversion

BYTE - Converts argument to byte type.

COMPLEX - Converts argument to complex type.

DCOMPLEX - Converts argument to double-precision complex type.

DOUBLE - Converts argument to double-precision type.

FIX - Converts argument to integer type, or type specified by TYPE keyword.

FLOAT - Converts argument to single-precision floating-point.

LONG - Converts argument to longword integer type.

LONG64 - Converts argument to 64-bit integer type.

STRING - Converts argument to string type.

UINT - Converts argument to unsigned integer type.

ULONG - Converts argument to unsigned longword integer type.

ULONG64 - Converts argument to unsigned 64-bit integer type.

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