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#include <array_ops.h>

Bitcasts a tensor from one type to another without copying data.


Given a tensor input, this operation returns a tensor that has the same buffer data as input with datatype type.

If the input datatype T is larger than the output datatype type then the shape changes from [...] to [..., sizeof(T)/sizeof(type)].

If T is smaller than type, the operator requires that the rightmost dimension be equal to sizeof(type)/sizeof(T). The shape then goes from [..., sizeof(type)/sizeof(T)] to [...].

tf.bitcast() and tf.cast() work differently when real dtype is casted as a complex dtype (e.g. tf.complex64 or tf.complex128) as tf.cast() make imaginary part 0 while tf.bitcast() gives module error. For example,

Example 1:

a = [1., 2., 3.] equality_bitcast = tf.bitcast(a, tf.complex128) Traceback (most recent call last): ... InvalidArgumentError: Cannot bitcast from 1 to 18 [Op:Bitcast] equality_cast = tf.cast(a, tf.complex128) print(equality_cast) tf.Tensor([1.+0.j 2.+0.j 3.+0.j], shape=(3,), dtype=complex128)

Example 2:

tf.bitcast(tf.constant(0xffffffff, dtype=tf.uint32), tf.uint8)

Example 3:

x = [1., 2., 3.] y = [0., 2., 3.] equality= tf.equal(x,y) equality_cast = tf.cast(equality,tf.float32) equality_bitcast = tf.bitcast(equality_cast,tf.uint8) print(equality) tf.Tensor([False True True], shape=(3,), dtype=bool) print(equality_cast) tf.Tensor([0. 1. 1.], shape=(3,), dtype=float32) print(equality_bitcast) tf.Tensor( [[ 0 0 0 0] [ 0 0 128 63] [ 0 0 128 63]], shape=(3, 4), dtype=uint8)

NOTE: Bitcast is implemented as a low-level cast, so machines with different endian orderings will give different results.



Constructors and Destructors

Bitcast(const ::tensorflow::Scope & scope, ::tensorflow::Input input, DataType type)

Public attributes


Public functions

node() const
::tensorflow::Node *
operator::tensorflow::Input() const
operator::tensorflow::Output() const

Public attributes


Operation operation


::tensorflow::Output output

Public functions


  const ::tensorflow::Scope & scope,
  ::tensorflow::Input input,
  DataType type


::tensorflow::Node * node() const 


 operator::tensorflow::Input() const 


 operator::tensorflow::Output() const