UnsignedInteger24

Background

    Sequence of unsigned 24-bit integers.
    Raw binary format.
    Equivalent to the Byte format.

Import and Export

  • Import["file","UnsignedInteger24"] imports any file, returning a packed array of integers in the range .
  • Export["file",list,"UnsignedInteger24"] exports a list of integers in the range to file.
  • Import["file",{"UnsignedInteger24",elem}] or Import["file",elem ] imports the specified element from file.
  • Import["file",{"UnsignedInteger24",{elem1,elem2,}}] imports multiple elements.
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Import and Export.
  • ImportString and ExportString support the UnsignedInteger24 format.

Elements

  • General Import elements:
  • "Elements" elements and options available in this file
    "Rules"full rules for each element and option
    "Options"rules for options, properties, and settings
  • Data representation element:
  • "Data"list of integers in the range
  • By default, Import and Export use the "Data" element.
  • Import["file",{"UnsignedInteger24",n}] gives the n^(th) 24-bit integer from file.
  • Trailing bytes are ignored if the size of the imported file is not a multiple of the data size.

Options

  • General option:
  • ByteOrdering-1what byte ordering to use
  • Import option:
  • "HeaderBytes"0how many bytes to skip at the beginning of the file

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Export a list of integers to a binary 24-bit representation:

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In the previous output, each integer is represented by a sequence of 3 bytes:

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Convert the binary data back to a list of integers:

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Numbers outside the range cannot be converted to the UnsignedInteger24 format:

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See Also

"Binary"  "Byte"  "Character8"  "Character16"  "Integer8"  "Integer16"  "Integer24"  "Integer32"  "Integer64"  "Integer128"  "UnsignedInteger8"  "UnsignedInteger16"  "UnsignedInteger32"  "UnsignedInteger64"  "UnsignedInteger128"  "Real32"  "Real64"  "Real128"  "Complex64"  "Complex128"  "Complex256"  "String"

Introduced in 2004
(5.1)
| Updated in 2007
(6.0)