Data formats refers to the way in which information and data are organized according to specifications that are preset. From binary files to padding, our data formats dictionary offers a glossary of terms you should know.
- ANSI Character Set
- Apple Lossless Audio Codec - ALAC
- ASCII file
- BAK file
- binary file
- binary format
- binary-coded decimal
- character set
- DOM - Document Object Model
- double precision
- EBCDIC - Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code
- extended ASCII
- file format
- floating-point number
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