[Numpy-discussion] cannot decode 'S'

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 23 14:40:43 EST 2014


Nice find -- another reason why 'S' can NOT be used a-is for arbitrary

See the other thread for my proposals about that.

> messy workaround (arrays in contrast to scalars are not truncated in
> `tostring`)
> >>> [a[i:i+1].tostring().decode('utf-16LE') for i in range(len(a))]
> ['Õsc', 'zxc']
I think the real "work around" is to not try to store arbitrary bytes --
i.e. encoded text, in the 'S' dtype.

But  is there a convenient way to do it with other existing numpy types?

I tried to do it with uint8, and it's really awkward....



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