[Python-ideas] Adding a half-float (16-bit) type to PEP 3118 (and possibly the struct module?)

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 31 04:32:34 CEST 2011


Just out of curiosity, is the layout of numpy's float16
based on any existing standard, or is it something purely
invented by numpy?

If it's a standard format, that would lend more weight
to the idea of supporting it in the buffer interface.

-- 
Greg



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