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:

  • {‘<’, ‘L’} - little endian
  • {‘>’, ‘B’} - big endian
  • {‘=’, ‘N’} - native order
  • ‘S’ - swap dtype from current to opposite endian
  • {‘|’, ‘I’} - ignore (no change to byte order)
Parameters :

new_order : str, optional

Byte order to force; a value from the byte order specifications above. The default value (‘S’) results in swapping the current byte order. The code does a case-insensitive check on the first letter of new_order for the alternatives above. For example, any of ‘B’ or ‘b’ or ‘biggish’ are valid to specify big-endian.

Returns :

new_dtype : dtype

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

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