How do I convert decimal to octal?

From the code snippet below you will learn how to convert decimal to an octal string and converting back from a string of octal number to decimal. For the first conversion we can utilize the Integer.toOctalString() method. This method takes an integer number an will return the string that represent the corresponding octal number.

To convert back from octal string to decimal number we can use the Integer.parseInt() method. Which require two parameter, a string that represent an octal number and the radix which is 8 from octal number.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class IntegerToOctalExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int integer = 1024;
        // Converting integer value to octal string representation.
        String octal = Integer.toOctalString(integer);
        System.out.printf("Octal value of %d is '%s'.\n", integer, octal);

        // Now we converting back from octal string to integer
        // by calling Integer.parseInt and passing 8 as the radix.
        int original = Integer.parseInt(octal, 8);
        System.out.printf("Integer value of octal '%s' is %d.%n", octal, original);

        // When for formatting purposes we can actually use printf
        // or String.format to display an integer value in other
        // format (o = octal, h = hexadecimal).
        System.out.printf("Octal value of %1$d is '%1$o'.\n", integer);
    }
}

Here is the result of our program.

Octal value of 1024 is '2000'.
Integer value of octal '2000' is 1024.
Octal value of 1024 is '2000'.

How do I convert decimal to binary?

In this example you will learn how to convert decimal number to binary number. To convert decimal number to binary we can use Integer.toBinaryString() method. This method takes a single parameter of integer and return a string that represent the equal binary number.

If you want to convert the other way around, from binary string to decimal, you can use the Integer.parseInt() method. This method takes two parameters. First, the string that represents a binary number to be parsed. The second parameter is the radix to be used while parsing, in case for binary number the radix is 2.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class IntegerToBinaryExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int integer = 127;
        String binary = Integer.toBinaryString(integer);
        System.out.println("Binary value of " + integer + " is "
                + binary + ".");

        int original = Integer.parseInt(binary, 2);
        System.out.println("Integer value of binary '" + binary
                + "' is " + original + ".");
    }
}

Here is the result of our program.

Binary value of 127 is 1111111.
Integer value of binary '1111111' is 127.

How do I convert decimal to hexadecimal?

To convert decimal number (base 10) to hexadecimal number (base 16) we can use the Integer.toHexString() method. This method takes an integer number as parameter and return a string that represent the number in hexadecimal.

To convert back the number from hexadecimal to decimal number we can use the Integer.parseInt() method. This method takes two argument, the number to be converted, which is the string that represent a hexadecimal number. The second argument is the radix, we pass 16 which tell the method if the string is a hexadecimal number.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class ToHexadecimalExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Converting a decimal value to its hexadecimal representation 
        // can be done using Integer.toHexString() method.
        System.out.println(Integer.toHexString(1976));

        // On the other hand to convert hexadecimal string to decimal
        // we can use Integer.parseInt(string, radix) method, 
        // where radix for hexadecimal is 16.
        System.out.println(Integer.parseInt("7b8", 16));
    }
}