Construct a Python string containing the raw data bytes in the array.

Constructs a Python string showing a copy of the raw contents of data memory. The string can be produced in either ‘C’ or ‘Fortran’, or ‘Any’ order (the default is ‘C’-order). ‘Any’ order means C-order unless the F_CONTIGUOUS flag in the array is set, in which case it means ‘Fortran’ order.

Parameters :

order : {‘C’, ‘F’, None}, optional

Order of the data for multidimensional arrays: C, Fortran, or the same as for the original array.

Returns :

s : str

A Python string exhibiting a copy of a‘s raw data.


>>> x = np.array([[0, 1], [2, 3]])
>>> x.tostring()
>>> x.tostring('C') == x.tostring()
>>> x.tostring('F')