On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 16:04, Reckoner firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've been looking through the documentation and occasionally there is a dtype='|S8' reference or something with a "|" in it. I don't know what the "|" this notation means. I can't find it in the documentation.
This should be easy. Little help?
That character is used to specify the byte order. "|" means "native byte order". For 'S' dtypes, it doesn't make a difference; it has no byte order.