# How hexadecimal representation is more compact and intelligible for documentation?

My textbook says, "Instead, it is far better to use a hexadecimal representation for documentation purposes. Whether or not a code represents a binary number, it can be treated as such and converted to the corresponding hexadecimal number. This makes the representation more compact and, as a result, more intelligible." would any body explain it to me plz? Thanks!

• I agree $13_{97}\%$ with this answer. – Jörg W Mittag Aug 10 '18 at 0:23