[Numpy-discussion] How do I change endianess?

Christopher Hanley chanley@stsci....
Mon Feb 25 12:57:05 CST 2008

debl2@verizon.net wrote:
> I would like to change the Endianess of a large of data written on PC so I can process it on a Solaris box.  I see that the dtype.str attribute is read-only.
> David Lees

You can use the byteswap method to change the byte order of your array.

 >>> obj = obj.byteswap()

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