polars.Expr.reinterpret#

Expr.reinterpret(signed: bool = True) Expr[source]#

Reinterpret the underlying bits as a signed/unsigned integer.

This operation is only allowed for 64bit integers. For lower bits integers, you can safely use that cast operation.

Parameters:
signed

If True, reinterpret as pl.Int64. Otherwise, reinterpret as pl.UInt64.

Examples

>>> s = pl.Series("a", [1, 1, 2], dtype=pl.UInt64)
>>> df = pl.DataFrame([s])
>>> df.select(
...     [
...         pl.col("a").reinterpret(signed=True).alias("reinterpreted"),
...         pl.col("a").alias("original"),
...     ]
... )
shape: (3, 2)
┌───────────────┬──────────┐
│ reinterpreted ┆ original │
│ ---           ┆ ---      │
│ i64           ┆ u64      │
╞═══════════════╪══════════╡
│ 1             ┆ 1        │
├╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┼╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┤
│ 1             ┆ 1        │
├╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┼╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┤
│ 2             ┆ 2        │
└───────────────┴──────────┘