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How to change the display radix (base) of an analyzer, export mode, or other numeric display


Just about every part of the software that displays a number can display it in a number of display radices. The software supports the following radices.

  • Hexadecimal (base 16)
  • Decimal (base 10)
  • Binary (base 2)
  • ASCII (non displayable characters revert to decimal display, with single quotes)
  • both Hex and ASCII.

There is a global display radix setting on the main options menu. By default, this will change all of the analyzer's displays to that radix. The protocol search results always display using the same radix as the analyzers.

Global display radix setting

Some numbers, such as indexes, might not change radix. This is the case for the DMX-512 analyzer, and several other analyzers.

Protocol analyzer exporting always uses the same display radix as that analyzer. For instance, if you change the global display radix to Hex, then when you export a serial protocol analyzer, the resulting text file will include hex numbers.

Raw data export (options -> export data) which does not export data has it's own radix selection. Only some export formats have this option, as it only affects CSV exports under certain circumstances.

Using multiple analyzers with different display radices at the same time

By default, all analyzers will use the global display radix set from the main options menu. However, you can override this by changing the analyzer specific display radix from the small settings menu for each analyzer. The analyzer settings menu is selected by clicking the gear icon next to that analyzer, on the analyzer's panel. This also control's that analyzer's display radix in the decoded protocols list as well as the export format.

Small settings menu

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