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Helpers for conversions between binary and ASCII

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The binascii module contains a number of methods to convert between binary and various ASCII-encoded binary representations.


This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Installing from PyPI

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-binascii

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-binascii

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-binascii

Usage Example

Hex <-> Binary Conversions

from adafruit_binascii import hexlify, unhexlify
# Binary data.
data = b"CircuitPython is Awesome!"

# Get the hexadecimal representation of the binary data
hex_data = hexlify(data)
print("Hex Data: ", hex_data)

# Get the binary data represented by hex_data
bin_data = unhexlify(hex_data)
print("Binary Data: ", bin_data)


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