# cf.TimeDuration.bounds¶

TimeDuration.bounds(dt, direction=True)[source]

Return a time interval containing a date-time.

The interval spans the time duration and starts and ends at date-times consistent with the time duration’s offset.

cf.dt, cf.Datetime, interval TODO

New in version 1.2.3.

Parameters: dt: date-time-like The date-time to be contained by the interval. dt may be any date-time-like object, such as cf.Datetime, datetime.datetime, netCDF4.netcdftime.datetime, etc. Parameter example: To find bounds around 1999-16-1 in the Gregorian calendar you could use dt=cf.dt(1999, 1, 16) or dt=datetime.datetime(1999, 1, 16) (See cf.dt for details). calendar: str, optional Define the CF calendar for the input date-time and output time interval. By default the calendar of the input date-time is used. If calendar is set, then the calendar of the input date-time is overridden. Parameter example: To set a calendar without leap years: calendar='noleap'. direction: bool, optional If False then the bounds are decreasing. By default the bounds are increasing. Note that t.bounds(dt, direction=False) is equivalent to t.bounds(dt)[::-1]. (cf.Datetime, cf.Datetime) TODO

Examples:

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>>> t = cf.M()
>>> t.bounds(cf.dt(2000, 1, 1))
(<CF Datetime: 2000-1-1 00:00:00>, <CF Datetime: 2000-2-1 00:00:00>) TODO
>>> t.bounds(cf.dt(2000, 1, 1))
(<CF Datetime: 2000-1-1 00:00:00>, <CF Datetime: 2000-2-1 00:00:00>)
>>> t = cf.M(1)
>>> t.bounds(cf.dt(2000, 3, 1))
(<CF Datetime: 2000-03-01 00:00:00>, <CF Datetime: 2000-04-01 00:00:00>)
>>> t = cf.M(1, day=15)
>>> t.bounds(cf.dt(2000, 3, 1))
(<CF Datetime: 2000-02-15 00:00:00>, <CF Datetime: 2000-03-15 00:00:00>)
>>> t = cf.M(2, day=15)
>>> t.bounds(cf.dt(2000, 3, 1), direction=False)
(<CF Datetime: 2000-03-15 00:00:00>, <CF Datetime: 2000-01-15 00:00:00>)