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numpy.char.decode

numpy.char.decode(a, encoding=None, errors=None)

Calls str.decode element-wise.

The set of available codecs comes from the Python standard library, and may be extended at runtime. For more information, see the codecs module.

Parameters
aarray_like of str or unicode
encodingstr, optional

The name of an encoding

errorsstr, optional

Specifies how to handle encoding errors

Returns
outndarray

See also

str.decode

Notes

The type of the result will depend on the encoding specified.

Examples

>>> c = np.array(['aAaAaA', '  aA  ', 'abBABba'])
>>> c
array(['aAaAaA', '  aA  ', 'abBABba'], dtype='<U7')
>>> np.char.encode(c, encoding='cp037')
array(['\x81\xc1\x81\xc1\x81\xc1', '@@\x81\[email protected]@',
    '\x81\x82\xc2\xc1\xc2\x82\x81'],
    dtype='|S7')