EBSD.change_dtype(*args, **kwargs) None[source]#

Change the data type of a Signal.

This docstring was copied from HyperSpy’s Signal2D.change_dtype. Some inconsistencies with the kikuchipy version may exist.

dtypestr or numpy.dtype

Typecode string or data-type to which the Signal’s data array is cast. In addition to all the standard numpy Data type objects (dtype), HyperSpy supports four extra dtypes for RGB images: 'rgb8', 'rgba8', 'rgb16', and 'rgba16'. Changing from and to any rgb(a) dtype is more constrained than most other dtype conversions. To change to an rgb(a) dtype, the signal_dimension must be 1, and its size should be 3 (for rgb) or 4 (for rgba) dtypes. The original dtype should be uint8 or uint16 if converting to rgb(a)8 or rgb(a))16, and the navigation_dimension should be at least 2. After conversion, the signal_dimension becomes 2. The dtype of images with original dtype rgb(a)8 or rgb(a)16 can only be changed to uint8 or uint16, and the signal_dimension becomes 1.

rechunk: bool

Only has effect when operating on lazy signal. If True (default), the data may be automatically rechunked before performing this operation.


>>> s = hs.signals.Signal1D([1,2,3,4,5])
array([1, 2, 3, 4, 5])
>>> s.change_dtype('float')
array([ 1.,  2.,  3.,  4.,  5.])