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isbigendian

Returns True if you are running NCL on a big endian machine.

Prototype

	function isbigendian (
	)

Description

This function returns True if you are running on a big endian system, and False otherwise. This is important to know, especially if you are reading in binary files that were created on another system that may not be the same "endianness".

For more information on reading and writing binary files, see the setfileoption procedure.

See Also

setfileoption, cbinread, cbinwrite, fbindirread, fbinrecread, fbindirwrite, fbinrecwrite, fbinread, fbinnumrec

Examples

Example 1: Let's say it is desired to create little endian binary files regardless of the current system's endianness:

         if (isbigendian() ) then
             setfileoption("bin","WriteByteOrder","LittleEndian")
         end if
         fbindirwrite(path, z )