Background & Context

    • Sequence of unsigned 16-bit integers.
    • Raw binary format.
    • Equivalent to the Byte format.

Import & Export

  • Import["file","UnsignedInteger16"] imports any file, returning a packed array of integers in the range .
  • Export["file",list,"UnsignedInteger16"] exports a list of integers in the range to file.
  • Import["file",{"UnsignedInteger16",elem}] or Import["file",elem ] imports the specified element from file.
  • Import["file",{"UnsignedInteger16",{elem1,elem2,}}] imports multiple elements.
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Import and Export.
  • ImportString and ExportString support the UnsignedInteger16 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",{"UnsignedInteger16",n}] gives the n^(th) 16-bit integer from file.
  • 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 unsigned 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:

Introduced in 2004
Updated in 2007