# colour.utilities.as_int¶

colour.utilities.as_int(a)[source]

Converts given $$a$$ variable to numeric using the type defined by colour.constant.DEFAULT_INT_DTYPE attribute. In the event where $$a$$ cannot be converted, it is converted to ndarray using the type defined by colour.constant.DEFAULT_INT_DTYPE attribute.

Parameters: a (object) – Variable to convert. $$a$$ variable converted to numeric. ndarray

Warning

The behaviour of this definition is different than colour.utilities.as_numeric() definition when it comes to conversion failure: the former will forcibly convert $$a$$ variable to ndarray using the type defined by colour.constant.DEFAULT_INT_DTYPE attribute while the later will pass the $$a$$ variable as is.

Examples

>>> as_int(np.array([1]))
1
>>> as_int(np.arange(10))
array([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9])