[Numpy-discussion] how to set a fixed sized dtype suitable for bitwise operations
Jaime Fernández del Río
jaime.frio at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 10:19:20 EDT 2015
On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM, Benjamin Root <ben.root at ou.edu> wrote:
> I have a need to have a numpy array of 17 byte (more specifically, at
> least 147 bits) values that I would be doing some bit twiddling on. I have
> found that doing a dtype of "i17" yields a dtype of int32, which is
> completely not what I intended. Doing 'u17' gets an "data type not
> understood". I have tried 'a17', but then bitwise_or() and left_shift() do
> not work (returns "NotImplemented").
> How should I be going about this?
The correct type to use would be a void dtype:
>>> dt = np.dtype('V17')
Unfortunately, it does not support bitwise operations either, which seems
like an oddity to me:
>>> a = np.empty(2, dt)
>>> a = 'abcdef'
>>> a = bytearray([64, 56, 78])
>>> a | a
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for |: 'numpy.void' and 'numpy.void'
Any fundamental reason for this?
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