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The Question is: According to DCL Help, symbol data types available are basically just string and integer. Is there any way to use a longword or double type in order to calculate numbers that are greater than 2x32. Do I need to code my own program to do the calculations and output the numbers. And is there any way to represent floating point with DCL? The Answer is : DCL supports longword integers and strings. Longwords are 32 bits. There is no DCLprovided mechanism to calculate with noninteger values, nor with values that exceed a longword. You will want to code your own program, as DCL is not particularly suited to this task. In theory, you could code DCL routines to provide multipleprecision arithmetic, but the results would be neither pretty nor speedy. DCL is appropriate for file and string manipulations, but if you want to do numbers, please use a compiler or a calculator  freeware or shareware executable images that provide for calculations from within DCL procedures have been referenced in newsgroups in the past.
