Rexx Programming/How to Rexx/number
In rexx, variables are typeless and are treated as variable length strings. When a number to a variable, the string that represents the number is stored in the variables. In rexx, numbers are simply a string of one or more digits with an optional decimalpoint.
Numbers can be represented using a variety of common notations:
Floating Point Representation
Exponential floating point numbers may be represented in either scientific notation or engineering notation. The default floating point representation is scientific notation.
parse numeric my_numeric_settings say my_numeric_settings 9 0 SCIENTIFIC
By default, numbers are expressed in decimal (base 10). In rexx, it is possible to express numbers in other bases.