[Numpy-discussion] how to check type of array?

Derek Homeier derek@astro.physik.uni-goettingen...
Thu Mar 29 07:56:50 CDT 2012

On 29 Mar 2012, at 14:49, Robert Kern wrote:

>> all work. For a more general check (e.g. if it is any type of integer), you can do
>> np.issubclass_(a.dtype.type, np.integer)
> I don't recommend using that. Use np.issubdtype(a.dtype, np.integer) instead.

Sorry, you're right, this works the same way - I had the impression from the documentation 
that tests like np.issubdtype(np.int16, np.integer) would not work, but they do.


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