Decimal to Binary, not binary to decimal.

    Apr 28 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I know I've seen this somewhere before, but I can't find it anywhere now so I apologise if this has been asked and answered in the past.
    I am trying to convert decimal numbers into binary in such a way that the individual bits are separate from each other and the numbers are always represented by 8 bits. For example, I would like to have the number 2 come out as 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0 with each of those digits in separate integer boxes.
    The display options in the inspector for the integer box does not achieve the result I am looking for. I have seen many, many different implementations of binary to decimal, but I need decimal to binary. I have seen java and javascript and external modules/extensions/etc recommended and used but I am trying to find (and am certain I have seen before) a solution which does not use anything outside of the native Max 6 environment. I have been going around in circles all day. I am sure there is a way to use bitwise operators to do this but I can't seem to get my head around it.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

    • Apr 28 2014 | 9:20 pm
    • Apr 28 2014 | 9:52 pm
      Thanks a million for that, Jesse. It is exactly what I was trying to do, and very close to what I had been messing about with but I obviously didn't have a clear idea of how the "&" operator works. Thanks again.
    • Apr 28 2014 | 11:41 pm
      Also.. if you need to distribute an existing bit list to individual number boxes, [listfunnel] --> [spray] works well.