PDAL supports the standard integral and floating point types for dimensions. This table lists the types and associated strings that can be used to describe the types in options.

Type Size in Bits Text Representations
Signed Integer 8 int8, int8_t, char
Signed Integer 16 int16, int16_t, short
Signed Integer 32 int32, int32_t, int
Signed Integer 64 int64, int64_t, long
Unsigned Integer 8 uint8, uint8_t, uchar
Unsigned Integer 16 uint16, uint16_t, ushort
Unsigned Integer 16 uint32, uint32_t, uint
Unsigned Integer 16 uint64, uint64_t, ulong
Floating Point 32 float, float32
Floating Point 64 double, float64