Binary Data

Binary Data Guide

Binary Data in Computer Science

All computers deal with data as binary data.

Units of Binary Data

The fundamental units of binary data are the bit, byte and word.

Binary Data in Game Programming

At the lowest level all game data is stored and manipulated as binary data. Rarely do game programmers deal with binary data directly, except when creating binary files or using bitmasks (see bit). Some game programming languages have a byte data type.

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