When selecting notes using the numeric keyboard (on an extended Mac keyboard) numbers 1 - 9 work as expected - ie: select durations.
However the . (fullstop) -,+ and = signs do not select doted notes, b, # and natural signs - the number keys along the top of the keyboard work fine.
Personally, I find using the numeric keyboard much quicker and more comfortable than the number keys along the top.
iMac runningOSX Sierra