numpy.generic.newbyteorder

method

generic.newbyteorder(new_order='S', /)

Return a new dtype with a different byte order.

Changes are also made in all fields and sub-arrays of the data type.

The new_order code can be any from the following:

  • ‘S’ - swap dtype from current to opposite endian

  • {‘<’, ‘little’} - little endian

  • {‘>’, ‘big’} - big endian

  • ‘=’ - native order

  • {‘|’, ‘I’} - ignore (no change to byte order)

Parameters
new_orderstr, optional

Byte order to force; a value from the byte order specifications above. The default value (‘S’) results in swapping the current byte order.

Returns
new_dtypedtype

New dtype object with the given change to the byte order.