Examples of reading hexagrams off Shao Yong's Xiantian diagram. The six levels are the six lines. Black is yin or a broken hexagram line, white is yang or a solid line. Hexagram numbers are in the King Wen order, but note that from far left to far right the hexagrams are 0–63 in binary order (i.e., 000000 [all yin] to 111111 [all yang]).
Out of interest, here's how the Xiantian diagram looks inversed:
See also the diagram of the King Wen sequence made in the same way.
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