Data Types

List of array data types.

Usage

var dtypes = require( '@stdlib/array/dtypes' );

dtypes()

Returns a list of array data types.

var out = dtypes();
// returns [ 'float32', 'float64', 'generic', 'int16', 'int32', 'int8', 'uint16', 'uint32', 'uint8', 'uint8c' ]

The output array contains the following data types:

  • float32: single-precision floating-point numbers.
  • float64: double-precision floating-point numbers.
  • generic: values of any type.
  • int16: signed 16-bit integers.
  • int32: signed 32-bit integers.
  • int8: signed 8-bit integers.
  • uint16: unsigned 16-bit integers.
  • uint32: unsigned 32-bit integers.
  • uint8: unsigned 8-bit integers.
  • uint8c: unsigned clamped 8-bit integers.

Examples

var indexOf = require( '@stdlib/utils/index-of' );
var dtypes = require( '@stdlib/array/dtypes' );

var DTYPES = dtypes();
var bool;

function isdtype( str ) {
    if ( indexOf( DTYPES, str ) === -1 ) {
        return false;
    }
    return true;
}

bool = isdtype( 'float64' );
// returns true

bool = isdtype( 'int16' );
// returns true

bool = isdtype( 'uint8' );
// returns true

bool = isdtype( 'beep' );
// returns false