So, I found a snipped of code that did what I was looking for but I tried adding upon it to fit my need a little more. What I am trying to do is input an integer and return an 8 bit binary string to a list.
My first problem is that if the last digit is 0 with no remainder it stops the binary string.
Second I need this to a list instead of a string.
def binary(user, digits=8): binary = '' while user != 0 and digits <=8: if user % 2 == 0: bit = '0' else: bit = '1' binary = bit + binary user >>= 1 return binary or '0' while True: try: user = int(raw_input("Enter an integer between 0 and 255: ")) n = str(user) if user <= 255: while user in range(0,256): print "ASCII: ",chr(user) print "Binary: ", binary(user) break except ValueError: print "Please enter a valid integer."
For example my binary string result if my integer was 76 would be 1001100 ... I really need that last zero.... 01001100