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asked 2018-04-06 12:16:46 -0500

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how to obtain binary of following an the object is very large 189866136719308462018271159242437168532L

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(I tried repeated times to post the answer, got internal error, that i should report...)

bin( 189866136719308462018271159242437168532L )
dan_fulea gravatar imagedan_fulea ( 2018-04-07 08:54:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-04-07 09:12:02 -0500

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updated 2018-04-07 09:17:28 -0500

Alternatively, if we want the binary representation as a p h o n e number:

sage: a = 189866136719308462018271159242437168532L
sage: bin(a)

sage: type(bin(a))
<type 'str'>

This is similar to

sage: hex(a)
sage: oct(a)

We can check that this matches the bits solution from the answer of slelievre:

sage: ZZ(a).bits() == [ int(s) for s in bin(a)[:1:-1] ]

Of course.

Note: Repeated times i tried to post versions of this answer. (The solution was to take a shower, then i wrote the word phone in an "unexpected" way. It seems that we cannot post the string pho.. number followed by an obvious such number here.)

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@dan_fulea -- regarding pho.. ..mber, yes, this is one of the strings that cause questions or answers to be rejected automatically, as it frequently signals spam. It would be nice if that could be bypassed for users with sufficient karma, but I'm not sure the Askbot engine allows that.

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2018-04-07 14:14:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-04-06 12:53:23 -0500

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One can convert this "long" to a "Sage integer", and use the method "bits".

sage: a = 189866136719308462018271159242437168532L
sage: b = ZZ(a).bits()

How many bits do we have:

sage: len(b)

Show the first eight bits

sage: b[:8]
[0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1]

and the last eight bits

sage: b[-8:]
[0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1]
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