# How to convert binary array into integer

Hi,

Does anyone know the api to convert a binary array into integer:

for example: 00 00 00 0A => 10

thanks

Have you looked at String#unpack?

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On 8/31/05, hsun <sunh11373@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know the api to convert a binary array into integer:

for example: 00 00 00 0A => 10

harp:~ > cat a.rb
p( [0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0xA].pack('c*').unpack('N').first )

harp:~ > ruby a.rb
10

hth.

-a

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On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, hsun wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know the api to convert a binary array into integer:

for example: 00 00 00 0A => 10

thanks

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Joe Van Dyk wrote:

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On 8/31/05, hsun <sunh11373@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know the api to convert a binary array into integer:

for example: 00 00 00 0A => 10

Have you looked at String#unpack?

"\000\000 A".unpack( "f" ) => 10.0

Zach

Zach Dennis wrote:

Joe Van Dyk wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know the api to convert a binary array into integer:

for example: 00 00 00 0A => 10

Have you looked at String#unpack?

"\000\000 A".unpack( "f" ) => 10.0

Zach

This was a joke, right?

"\000\000 B".unpack( "f" ) => 40.0

if not, i didn't want to be cynical.

you can try this:

a = [0x00,0x00,0x00,0x0A]
puts a.inject(0){|r, i| r << 8 | i}

cheers

Simon

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On 8/31/05, hsun <sunh11373@hotmail.com> wrote: