WARNING: The endian argument will soon be removed from this function; see oce-defunct. This is because the actions for endian="little" made no sense in practical work. The default value for endian was changed to "big" on 2017 May 6.

byteToBinary(x, endian = "big")



an integer to be interpreted as a byte.


character string indicating the endian-ness ("big" or "little"). WARNING: This argument will be removed soon.


A character string representing the bit strings for the elements of x, in order of significance for the endian="big" case. (The nibbles, or 4-bit sequences, are interchanged in the now-deprecated "little" case.) See “Examples” for how this relates to the output from rawToBits.


library(oce) ## Note comparison with rawToBits(): a <- as.raw(0x0a) byteToBinary(a, "big") # "00001010"
#> [1] "00001010"
as.integer(rev(rawToBits(a))) # 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
#> [1] 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0