Byte Array (multi-byte word)


Byte Array (multi-byte word)


A byte array is any array of byte.

Library represents them generally as a multi-byte word with the possibility to change the endianess. See for instance, the Array Buffer in Javascript


To Integer

To a integer data type

The algorithm is power based <MATH> \text{integer} = \text{byteN} . 256^{n-1} + \text{...} + \text{byte3} . 256 . 256 + \text{byte2} . 256 + \text{byte1} </MATH>

Example in Javascript with the function byteArrayToInteger that accepts an array of byte in string format or integer

let byteArrayToInteger = function(/*string[]|int[]*/byteArray) {
    let value = 0;
    let byteValue;
    let byteString;
    let byteInteger;
    for ( let i = 0; i < byteArray.length; i++) {
       byteValue = byteArray[byteArray.length-1-i];
       if (typeof(byteValue)  === 'string' || byteValue instanceof String){
           byteInteger = parseInt(byteValue,2);
       } else {
           byteInteger = byteValue;
       value = byteInteger * Math.pow(256,i) +  value;
    return value;
  • Usage
let byteArray = ['00000001','11111111']; 
/* As a byte is an integer from 0 to 255 in decimal, same as */
byteArray = [1,255]; 
console.log(byteArrayToInteger(byteArray)+" (ie 256+255)");
/** others **/ 
console.log(byteArrayToInteger(['10110000','11110011'])+" (ie 256*176+243)") 
  • Output:



See Javascript - Byte Array (ArrayBuffer / DataView)

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