Dictionary of named fields defined for this data type, or None.

The dictionary is indexed by keys that are the names of the fields. Each entry in the dictionary is a tuple fully describing the field:

(dtype, offset[, title])

If present, the optional title can be any object (if it is a string or unicode then it will also be a key in the fields dictionary, otherwise it’s meta-data). Notice also that the first two elements of the tuple can be passed directly as arguments to the ndarray.getfield and ndarray.setfield methods.


>>> dt = np.dtype([('name', np.str_, 16), ('grades', np.float64, (2,))])
>>> print dt.fields
{'grades': (dtype(('float64',(2,))), 16), 'name': (dtype('|S16'), 0)}

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