Binary Representation of Everything Else
For every type of information stored in a computer, we need a
) which defines how items of that type will be represented in binary.
Representing characters: by far the most common scheme is the
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
What else? We need good encoding for real numbers , machine instructions, pictures, sound, movies, etc., etc.
What makes one encoding scheme better that another?
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