dtype

Return a data type from a string representing the type

dtype

Return a data type from a string representing the data type.

Mostly useful for using with ndarray where you would like instantiate a typed array of the same array.dtype.

See ndarray-dtype if you need to support Buffer and other ndarray types.

var dtype = require('dtype')
var ndarray = require('ndarray')
 
var arr = ndarray(new Int8Array(32))
 
// some time later 
 
var newarr = ndarray(new (dtype(arr.dtype)))

dtype(string) will return the following data types based on the strings given:

Data typeString
Int8Array"int8"
Int16Array"int16"
Int32Array"int32"
Uint8Array"uint8"
Uint16Array"uint16"
Uint32Array"uint32"
Float32Array"float32"
Float64Array"float64"
Array"array"
Uint8ClampedArray"uint8_clamped"

Returns undefined if the type isn't recognized.

With npm do:

npm install dtype

Use browserify to require('dtype').

  • 2.0.0 - moving buffer, generic and data to a different module
  • 1.0.0 - Add uint8_clamped, generic, data, dataview and buffer types
  • 0.1.0 - initial release

Copyright (c) 2015 Kyle Robinson Young
Licensed under the MIT license.