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Overview of the FileTools[Binary] Subpackage

 Calling Sequence FileTools[Binary][command](arguments) command(arguments)

Description

 • The FileTools[Binary] subpackage is a collection of binary file manipulation commands.  These commands allow the creation, reading, and writing of files using binary format.
 • Currently, only integer and floating-point numbers can be written to and read from files using these functions.
 • Binary files represent data using 1, 2, 4, or 8 byte representations of integers and 4 or 8 byte representations of floats.  In the file, the byte ordering is always network order ( big endian ).
 • Each command in the FileTools[Binary] subpackage can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.
 As the underlying implementation of the FileTools[Binary] subpackage is a module, it is also possible to use the form FileTools[Binary]:-command to access a command from the package. For more information,  see Module Members.

List of FileTools[Binary] Subpackage Commands

 To display the help page for a particular FileTools[Text] command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.

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