read string in bits

Mark Smith pornbypost at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 09:35:01 CET 2009


On Jan 14, 7:44 am, ts <thaisi... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 14, 3:32 pm, Chris Rebert <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
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> > On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:21 PM, ts <thaisi... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > hi, is there a way to read a character/string into bits in python?
>
> > > i understand that character is read in bytes. Do i have to write a
> > > function to convert it myself into 1010101 or there is a library in
> > > python that enable me to do that?
>
> > It's not quite clear to me what you mean, but here are 2 guesses:
> > - If you want to convert an ASCII character to its ASCII integer
> > value, use ord()
> > - If you want to convert an integer into a string of its base-2
> > representation, use bin() [requires Python 2.6, I think]
>
> > Cheers,
> > Chris
>
> > --
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>
> hi, bin() is what i'm looking for. But only python 2.4 is available to
> me. Is there a replacement of bin() in python 2.4?

There's a recipe for this at ActiveState: http://code.activestate.com/recipes/219300/#c6



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