The HP260 uses a different format to encode REAL and SHORT variables.
The conversion is usually handled automatically by Eloquence unless
you stored PACKED strings in a DATA file or a data set.
In this case you need to unpack and convert the data manually.
The CVREAL program provides an example how to
convert HP260 encoded BCD data.
Please note that this program is unsupported and is provided without
any warranty in the hope it is helpful.