cfdm.core.Constructs


class cfdm.core.Constructs(auxiliary_coordinate=None, dimension_coordinate=None, domain_ancillary=None, field_ancillary=None, cell_measure=None, coordinate_reference=None, domain_axis=None, cell_method=None, source=None, copy=True, _use_data=True, _view=False, _ignore=())[source]

Bases: cfdm.core.abstract.container.Container

A container for metadata constructs.

The following metadata constructs can be included:

  • auxiliary coordinate constructs

  • coordinate reference constructs

  • cell measure constructs

  • dimension coordinate constructs

  • domain ancillary constructs

  • domain axis constructs

  • cell method constructs

  • field ancillary constructs

The container is used by used by Field and Domain instances.

The container is like a dictionary in many ways, in that it stores key/value pairs where the key is the unique construct key with corresponding metadata construct value, and provides some of the usual dictionary methods.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

Initialisation

Parameters
auxiliary_coordinate: str, optional

The base name for keys of auxiliary coordinate constructs.

Parameter example:

auxiliary_coordinate='auxiliarycoordinate'

dimension_coordinate: str, optional

The base name for keys of dimension coordinate constructs.

Parameter example:

dimension_coordinate='dimensioncoordinate'

domain_ancillary: str, optional

The base name for keys of domain ancillary constructs.

Parameter example:

domain_ancillary='domainancillary'

field_ancillary: str, optional

The base name for keys of field ancillary constructs.

Parameter example:

field_ancillary='fieldancillary'

cell_measure: str, optional

The base name for keys of cell measure constructs.

Parameter example:

cell_measure='cellmeasure'

coordinate_reference: str, optional

The base name for keys of coordinate reference constructs.

Parameter example:

coordinate_reference='coordinatereference'

domain_axis: str, optional

The base name for keys of domain axis constructs.

Parameter example:

domain_axis='domainaxis'

cell_method: str, optional

The base name for keys of cell method constructs.

Parameter example:

cell_method='cellmethod'

source: optional

Initialise the construct keys and contained metadata constructs from those of source.

copy: bool, optional

If False then do not deep copy metadata constructs from those of source prior to initialisation. By default such metadata constructs are deep copied.

_ignore: sequence of str, optional

Ignores the given construct types.

Parameter example:

_ignore=('cell_method', 'field_ancillary')

Filtering

Methods

filter_by_type

Select metadata constructs by type.

Constructs and identifiers

Methods

key

Return the construct key of the sole metadata construct.

value

Return the sole metadata construct.

construct_type

Return the type of a construct for a given key.

construct_types

Return all of the construct types for all keys.

new_identifier

Return a new, unused construct key.

replace

Replace one metadata construct with another.

Data axes

Methods

data_axes

Returns the axes spanned by the data.

get_data_axes

Return the keys of the axes spanned by a construct’s data.

Miscellaneous

Methods

copy

Return a deep copy.

shallow_copy

Return a shallow copy.

ordered

Return the constructs in their predetermined order.

todict

Return a dictionary of the metadata constructs.

Dictionary-access methods

Methods

get

Returns the construct for the key, else default.

items

Return the items as (construct key, construct) pairs.

keys

Return all of the construct keys, in arbitrary order.

values

Return all of the metadata constructs, in arbitrary order.

__getitem__

Return a construct with the given key.

Special

Methods

__contains__

Implements membership test operators for construct keys.

__copy__

Called by the copy.copy standard library function.

__deepcopy__

Called by the copy.deepcopy standard library function.

__getitem__

Return a construct with the given key.

__iter__

Called when an iterator is required.

__len__

Return the number of constructs.

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.