cf.Field.derivative¶

Field.
derivative
(axis, wrap=None, one_sided_at_boundary=False, inplace=False, i=False, cyclic=None)[source]¶ Return the derivative along the specified axis.
The derivative is calculated by centred finite differences along the specified axis.
If the axis is cyclic then the boundary is wrapped around, otherwise missing values are used at the boundary unless onesided finite differences are requested.
 Parameters
 axis:
The axis , defined by that which would be selected by passing the given axis description to a call of the field construct’s
domain_axis
method. For example, for a value of'X'
, the domain axis construct returned byf.domain_axis('X')
is selected. wrap:
bool
, optional If True then the boundary is wrapped around, otherwise the value of one_sided_at_boundary determines the boundary condition. If
None
then the cyclicity of the axis is autodetected. one_sided_at_boundary:
bool
, optional If True then onesided finite differences are used at the boundary, otherwise missing values are used.
 inplace:
bool
, optional If True then do the operation inplace and return
None
. i: deprecated at version 3.0.0
Use the inplace parameter instead.
 Returns
Examples:
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