Contiguous Data Buffer

Create a zero-filled contiguous linear ndarray data buffer.

Usage

var buffer = require( '@stdlib/ndarray/base/buffer' );

buffer( dtype, size )

Returns a zero-filled contiguous linear ndarray data buffer.

var buf = buffer( 'float64', 3 );
// returns <Float64Array>[ 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 ]

The function supports the following data types:

  • binary: binary.
  • 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.

If provided an unknown or unsupported data type, the function returns null.

var buf = buffer( 'float', 3 );
// returns null

Examples

var dtypes = require( '@stdlib/ndarray/dtypes' );
var buffer = require( '@stdlib/ndarray/base/buffer' );

var DTYPES = dtypes();
var buf;
var i;

for ( i = 0; i < DTYPES.length; i++ ) {
    buf = buffer( DTYPES[ i ], 10 );
    console.log( buf );
}