How to encode a slice as packed binary data and write to file

I have a slice
var slice []uint
slice = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]

i want to encode this as packed binary data, slice to Binary.LittleEndian.PutUint32(byte, slice) does not work, and i want this to be a short uint(2 byte one) rather than the standard 4 byte uint. Cannot seem to find a method to do this. this packed binary data will be written to a file.

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package main

import (

func main() {
	var slice []uint
	slice = []uint{1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10}

	// short uint(2 byte one)
	soUint16 := int(unsafe.Sizeof(uint16(0)))
	buf := make([]byte, soUint16*len(slice))
	for i, u := range slice {
		binary.LittleEndian.PutUint16(buf[soUint16*i:], uint16(u))
	// write buf to file

	fmt.Printf("%d\n", buf)

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thank you :slight_smile:

what i ended up doing is(before reading your answer)

    data = make([]byte, 2)
    //from json , skipped the append to slice
    binary.LittleEndian.PutUint16(data, uint16(number.(float64)))
    _, err = f.Write(data)

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