How to Read a binary File with Python

In order to read a binary file in Python, we can make use of the build-in open() function.

Make sure to pass in the correct combination of the characters to the open function to read in binary.

Character Meaning
r open for reading (default)
w open for writing, truncating the file first
x open for exclusive creation, failing if the file already exists
a open for writing, appending to the end of the file if it exists
b binary mode
t text mode (default)
+ open for updating (reading and writing)

So we need a combination of two characters 1) r to open the file in read mode and 2) b to enable binary mode.

with open('data_20230703.bin', 'rb') as binary_file:
    data =

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