NumPy

numpy.dtype.kind

attribute

dtype.kind

A character code (one of ‘biufcmMOSUV’) identifying the general kind of data.

b

boolean

i

signed integer

u

unsigned integer

f

floating-point

c

complex floating-point

m

timedelta

M

datetime

O

object

S

(byte-)string

U

Unicode

V

void

Examples

>>> dt = np.dtype('i4')
>>> dt.kind
'i'
>>> dt = np.dtype('f8')
>>> dt.kind
'f'
>>> dt = np.dtype([('field1', 'f8')])
>>> dt.kind
'V'

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