On Wed, 07 May 2008 13:13:40 -0700, dmitrey wrote:

hi all,

could you inform how to print binary number? I.e. something like

print '%b' % my_number

it would be nice would it print exactly 8 binary digits (0-1, with

possible start from 0)

Thank you in advance, D

Here it is:

def bin(x, digits=0):

oct2bin = ['000','001','010','011','100','101','110','111']

binstring = [oct2bin[int(n)] for n in oct(x)]

return ''.join(binstring).lstrip('0').zfill(digits)

>>bin(5)

'101'

>>bin(0x0FFF, 16)

'0000111111111111'

>>bin(5, 8)

'00000101'

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Ivan