cfdm.Bounds


class cfdm.Bounds(properties=None, data=None, source=None, copy=True, _use_data=True)[source]

Bases: cfdm.mixin.netcdf.NetCDFVariable, cfdm.mixin.netcdf.NetCDFDimension, cfdm.mixin.propertiesdata.PropertiesData, cfdm.core.bounds.Bounds

A cell bounds component.

Specifically, a cell bounds component of a coordinate or domain ancillary construct of the CF data model.

An array of cell bounds spans the same domain axes as its coordinate array, with the addition of an extra dimension whose size is that of the number of vertices of each cell. This extra dimension does not correspond to a domain axis construct since it does not relate to an independent axis of the domain. Note that, for climatological time axes, the bounds are interpreted in a special way indicated by the cell method constructs.

In the CF data model, a bounds component does not have its own properties because they can not logically be different to those of the coordinate construct itself. However, it is sometimes desired to store attributes on a CF-netCDF bounds variable, so it is also allowed to provide properties to a bounds component.

NetCDF interface

The netCDF variable name may be accessed with the nc_set_variable, nc_get_variable, nc_del_variable and nc_has_variable methods.

The netCDF variable group structure may be accessed with the nc_set_variable, nc_get_variable, nc_variable_groups, nc_clear_variable_groups and nc_set_variable_groups methods.

The name of the trailing netCDF dimension spanned by bounds (which does not correspond to a domain axis construct) may be accessed with the nc_set_dimension, nc_get_dimension, nc_del_dimension and nc_has_dimension methods.

{{netCDF variable group}}

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

Initialisation

Parameters
properties: dict, optional

Set descriptive properties. The dictionary keys are property names, with corresponding values. Ignored if the source parameter is set.

Properties may also be set after initialisation with the set_properties and set_property methods.

Parameter example:

properties={'standard_name': 'grid_latitude'}

data: data_like, optional

Set the data. Ignored if the source parameter is set.

A data_like object is any object that can be converted to a Data object, i.e. numpy array_like objects, Data objects, and cfdm instances that contain Data objects.

The data also may be set after initialisation with the set_data method.

source: optional

Initialise the properties and data from those of source.

Note that if source is a Bounds instance then cfdm.Bounds(source=source) is equivalent to source.copy().

copy: bool, optional

If False then do not deep copy input parameters prior to initialisation. By default arguments are deep copied.

Inspection

Methods

dump

A full description of the bounds component.

identity

Return the canonical identity.

identities

Return all possible identities.

Properties

Methods

del_property

Remove a property.

get_property

Return a property.

has_property

Whether a property has been set.

set_property

Set a property.

properties

Return all properties.

clear_properties

Remove all properties.

set_properties

Set properties.

inherited_properties

Return the properties inherited from a coordinate construct.

Data

Methods

apply_masking

Apply masking as defined by the CF conventions.

del_data

Remove the data.

get_data

Return the data.

has_data

Whether or not the construct has data.

set_data

Set the data.

insert_dimension

Expand the shape of the data array.

squeeze

Remove size one axes from the data array.

transpose

Permute the axes of the data array.

Attributes

data

Return the data.

dtype

Data-type of the data elements.

ndim

The number of dimensions in the data array.

shape

A tuple of the data array’s dimension sizes.

size

The number of elements in the data array.

Miscellaneous

Methods

copy

Return a deep copy.

creation_commands

Return the commands that would create the construct.

equals

Whether two instances are the same.

has_bounds

Whether or not there are cell bounds.

uncompress

Uncompress the construct.

get_filenames

Return the name of the file or files containing the data.

NetCDF

Methods

nc_del_variable

Remove the netCDF variable name.

nc_get_variable

Return the netCDF variable name.

nc_has_variable

Whether the netCDF variable name has been set.

nc_set_variable

Set the netCDF variable name.

nc_del_dimension

Remove the netCDF dimension name.

nc_get_dimension

Return the netCDF dimension name.

nc_has_dimension

Whether the netCDF dimension name has been set.

nc_set_dimension

Set the netCDF dimension name.

Groups

Methods

nc_variable_groups

Return the netCDF variable group hierarchy.

nc_clear_variable_groups

Remove the netCDF variable group hierarchy.

nc_set_variable_groups

Set the netCDF variable group hierarchy.

nc_dimension_groups

Return the netCDF dimension group hierarchy.

nc_clear_dimension_groups

Remove the netCDF dimension group hierarchy.

nc_set_dimension_groups

Set the netCDF dimension group hierarchy.

Special

Methods

__deepcopy__

Called by the copy.deepcopy function.

__getitem__

Return a subspace defined by indices.

__repr__

Called by the repr built-in function.

__str__

Called by the str built-in function.

Docstring substitutions

Methods

_docstring_special_substitutions

Return the special docstring substitutions.

_docstring_substitutions

Returns the substitutions that apply to methods of the class.

_docstring_package_depth

Returns the class {{package}} substitutions package depth.

_docstring_method_exclusions

Returns method names excluded in the class substitutions.