Re: [R] column-binary data

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 17 Sep 2005 - 06:09:42 EST

Each card column had 12 rows, so as binary it comes in as 12 bits. The question is does this come as a 16 bit integer, or a string of 12 bits that I have to extract from. Either case is not that difficult to do.

On 9/16/05, Ted Harding <Ted.Harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> On 16-Sep-05 David Barron wrote:
> > I have a number of datasets that are multipunch column-binary format.
> > Does anyone have any advice on how to read this into R? Thanks.
> >
> > David
>
> Do you mean something like the old
>
> HOLLERITH PUNCHED CARD BINARY FORMAT?
> 1111111110111111101111011111101111110
> 0000000001000000010000100000010000001
> 0000010100110000000010000001100010011
> 1111001010001010000000001100100101001
> 0111100100011001100001000100001101011
> 0100010000001100001010010101001110001
> 0100101000010101001100001010100101101
>
> (here "1" = hole in card, binary representation of 7-bit ASCII
> encoding, high-order bit on top).
>
> If so, or if you precisely describe the binary format you have,
> then the above or similar should be easy to get into R.
>
> Best wishes,
> Ted.
>
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