[Numpy-discussion] Is a 4 -bit int dtype possible

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 20:38:54 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 19:33, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a large binary data set that has 4-bit integers in it.  It is
> possible to create a numpy dtype for a 4-bit integer?

Not really. We have 1-byte atomicity.

Robert Kern

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