- Possible settings for ByteOrdering are +1 and -1.
- +1 corresponds to big endian (appropriate for PowerPC and many other processors); -1 corresponds to little endian (appropriate for x86 processors).
- +1 corresponds to having the most-significant byte first; -1 to having the least-significant byte first.
- +1 is the order obtained from IntegerDigits[n,256].
Basic Examples (2)
$ByteOrdering gives the byte ordering on this machine:
Create a file with a 32-bit integer:
Read the data from the file:
Read the data with reverse byte ordering:
Recreate the correct interpretation using Wolfram Language functions: