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matlab.io.fits.getImgType

Data type of image

Syntax

datatype = getImgType(fptr)

Description

datatype = getImgType(fptr) gets the data type of an image. datatype can be one of the following strings:

'BYTE_IMG'
'SHORT_IMG'
'LONG_IMG'
'LONGLONG_IMG'
'FLOAT_IMG'
'DOUBLE_IMG'

This function corresponds to the fits_get_img_type (ffgidt) function in the CFITSIO library C API.

Examples

fptr = fits.openFile('tst0012.fits');
hdus = [1 3 4];
for j = hdus;
    htype = fits.movAbsHDU(fptr,j);
    dtype = fits.getImgType(fptr);
    fprintf('HDU %d:  "%s", "%s"\n', j, htype, dtype);
end
fits.closeFile(fptr);

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