Indicates that a number is written in binary.

0b*digits*

**Menu Location**

This command can't be found in any menu besides the command catalog.

This command works on all calculators.

2 bytes

The calculator can work with numbers written in three bases: decimal (the usual), binary, and hexadecimal. The 0b command indicates that a number is written in binary:

```
:0b101
5
:0b100000
32
```

When written in binary, numbers are expressed as signed 32-bit integers, which means that only the integers between -2^{31} and 2^{31}-1 can be expressed in binary. With other binary-related commands, numbers are simply truncated to fit in this range. Not so with 0b: if you enter more than 32 binary digits after the 0b, the result is a domain error.

Even if the calculator is in binary mode, you still have to write 0b for an integer to be interpreted as binary: binary mode only affects output. If the calculator is in decimal mode, which is the default, you have to use ▶Bin to get output in binary.

# Error Conditions

**260 - Domain error** happens when 0b is used with more than 32 binary digits after it.