Background & Context

    • Uniform sequence of signed 16-bit integers.
    • Binary data format.

Import & Export

  • Import["file","Integer16"] imports an arbitrary file as a sequence of signed 16-bit integers, returning a packed array of integers in the range .
  • Export["file",list,"Integer16"] exports a list of integers in the range to a binary sequence of 16-bit integers.
  • Import["file",{"Integer16",elem}] or Import["file",elem ] imports the specified element from file.
  • Import["file",{"Integer16",{elem1,elem2,}}] imports multiple elements.
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Import and Export.
  • ImportString and ExportString support the Integer16 format.

Import 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",{"Integer16",n}] gives the n^(th) 16-bit integer.
  • Trailing bytes are ignored if the size of the imported file is not a multiple of the data size.



Basic Examples  (1)

Convert a list of integers to a string representing binary 16-bit signed integers:

Convert the binary data back to a list of integers:

Show the byte values of the exported data:

Import as 16-bit Unicode characters:

Interpret as raw 16-bit Unicode text: