ROUND63 Examples

The function ROUND63 rounds the input numeric values to values from the IEC 60063 "Preferred Numbers" series. By default ROUND63 simulates the tolerance range of electronic components, so that the rounding bin edges approximate the component tolerance limits.

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Basic Usage

ROUND63's first input is a numeric array of values to be rounded, the second input selects the E-series (e.g. 'E24', 'E48', 'E96', etc.):

round63(500,'E6')
round63(1:6,'E12')
ans =
   470
ans =
            1          2.2          3.3          3.9          4.7          5.6

Input 3: Select Rounding Method

The optional third input argument can be used to select the rounding method, and can be specified as one of 'harmonic', 'arithmetic', 'up', or 'down' (or their intitials, i.e. 'h', 'a', 'u', or 'd' respectively):

ipt = [5,42,18,100];
round63(ipt,'E6','harmonic') % default
round63(ipt,'E6','arithmetic')
round63(ipt,'E6','up')
round63(ipt,'E6','down')
ans =
          4.7           47           22          100
ans =
          4.7           47           15          100
ans =
          6.8           47           22          100
ans =
          4.7           33           15          100

Output 4: Bin Edges

The fourth output is a vector of the bin edges used to allocate the values of X into bins (the section "Bin Edges and Component Tolerance" below explains these values in more detail):

[~,~,~,edg] = round63([1,101],'E3')
edg =
      0.63946
        1.375
       2.9971
       6.3946
        13.75
       29.971
       63.946
        137.5

Output 3: Preferred Number Series

ROUND63's third output is a vector of contiguous values from the selected E-series, and which includes all of the values in Y:

[Y,~,pns] = round63([1,101],'E3')
Y =
     1   100
pns =
            1
          2.2
          4.7
           10
           22
           47
          100

Output 2: Indices

The second output is an array of indices idx with the same size as X, such that the output Y = pns(idx):

[Y,idx,pns] = round63([1,101],'E3')
Z = pns(idx)
Y =
     1   100
idx =
     1     7
pns =
            1
          2.2
          4.7
           10
           22
           47
          100
Z =
     1
   100

Component Tolerance and Bin Edges (Harmonic Mean)

The introduction mentions that ROUND63 simulates the component tolerance range: it does this by computing the harmonic mean of adjacent Preferred Number Series (pns) values. The harmonic mean values simulate the tolerance ranges of the component values: the means are shown as vertical green lines in the figure below. These means are the bin edges used to round the input values into the IEC 60063 values (shown as blue diamonds):

round63_view([5,23],'E6')

Example: Parallel Resistor Values with NUM2CIRCUIT

As a form of entertainment and example for ROUND63 I wrote the function NUM2CIRCUIT (included with the ROUND63 zip file) that finds parallel/series electronic component values to match the input value/s. For example, to find four E12 resistors that could be used in parallel with an equivalent circuit resistance closest to 123 Ohms:

[eqv,val] = num2circuit(123, 'E12', [10,1000], 4, true)
eqv =
       122.95
val =
   820   560   390   390

Example: Numeric to Metric Prefix with NUM2SIP

An easy way to convert the numeric values to strings with metric/SI prefixes (e.g. 1000 -> '1 k') is to use my FEX submission NUM2SIP:

num2sip(round63(23e5,'E6'))
ans =
2.2 M