[Numpy-discussion] attributes of scalar types - e.g. numpy.int32.itemsize

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 21:03:42 CDT 2006


On 8/18/06, Sebastian Haase <haase at msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:


Thanks, that seems to be a handy "dictionary-like object"
> Just for the record - in the meantime I found this:
> >>> N.dtype(N.int32).itemsize
> 4

And on x86_64 linux python ints are 8 bytes.

In [15]: asarray([1])[0].itemsize
Out[15]: 8

Interesting. Looks like one needs to be careful about the builtin python

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