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Data Representation. Units & Prefixes Review kilo, mega, and giga are different in binary! bit (b) – binary digit Byte (B) – 8 binary digits KiloByte.

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1 Data Representation

2 Units & Prefixes Review kilo, mega, and giga are different in binary! bit (b) – binary digit Byte (B) – 8 binary digits KiloByte (KB) – 2 10 bytes MegaByte (MB) – 2 20 bytes GigaByte (GB) – 2 30 bytes

3 Data Representation EVERYTHING on the computer is represented using binary  Integers  Characters  Strings  Colors

4 Data Representation If we have 2 bits, how many different binary numbers can we make?  00, 01, 10, 11 And if we had 3? How about 4? Umm...32? A unique binary string/number represents a single thing # of bits required for representation depends on the number of symbols/measurements

5 How many combinations? Each bit can only be a 0 or 1 (2 choices) The number of distinct combinations of n-bits is given by 2 n

6 Character Representation Standardized codes  ASCII (American)  Unicode (international characters) ASCII Example:  ASCII Table ASCII Table  ASCII  Binary Converter ASCII  Binary Converter

7 String Representation Simple character strings are just sequences of characters Hexadecimal Example:  is used to terminate (end) the string

8 Pixel and Color Depth Pixel ~ Picture element What does an image look like when we zoom in? What does an image look like when we zoom in? An image is a matrix of numbers  Numbers ~ Colors Number of bits restricts the number colors we can use (pixel/color depth)pixel/color depth GIF vs. JPEG vs. RAW

9 Hexadecimal Colors RGB ~ Red, Green, Blue 8-bits used per color (24 bits total) Each color can be represented using 2 hexadecimal digits (0-9, A-F) Examples:  Red = FF0000  Green = 00FF00 How many total colors are there?

10 Additional Items (not required) Signed and unsigned integers  i.e. negative numbers Floating-point numbers


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