# cfdm.core.Array¶

class cfdm.core.Array(source=None, copy=True)[source]

Bases: cfdm.core.abstract.container.Container

Abstract base class for a container of an array.

The form of the array is defined by the initialisation parameters of a subclass.

See cfdm.core.NumpyArray for an example implementation.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

Initialisation

Parameters
source: optional

Convert source, which can be any type of object, to a Array instance.

All other parameters, apart from copy, are ignored and their values are instead inferred from source by assuming that it has the Array API. Any parameters that can not be retrieved from source in this way are assumed to have their default value.

Note that if x is also a Array instance then cfdm.core.Array(source=x) is equivalent to x.copy().

copy: bool, optional

If True (the default) then deep copy the input parameters prior to initialisation. By default the parameters are not deep copied.

## Inspection¶

Attributes

 dtype Data-type of the array. ndim Number of array dimensions. shape Shape of the array. size Number of elements in the array. array Return an independent numpy array containing the data.

## Miscellaneous¶

Methods

 copy Return a deep copy of the array.

## Special¶

Methods

 __deepcopy__ Called by the copy.deepcopy 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.