# [Numpy-discussion] type info

Pearu Peterson pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Mon Sep 1 05:57:03 CDT 2003

On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Peter Verveer wrote:

> Is there some way in numarray to find out what the maximum and minimum values
> are that a type can hold? For instance, is there a convenient way to find out
> what the maximal possible value of the Float32 type is?

I am not completely sure what is behind of the following way but

>>> numarray.fromstring('\xff\xff\x7f\x7f','f')
array([  3.40282347e+38], type=Float32)

seems to give the maximum value for Float32.

Pearu