cfdm.Constructs.filter_by_method

Constructs.filter_by_method(*methods, todict=False, cached=None)[source]

Select cell method constructs by method.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

Parameters
methods: optional

Select cell method constructs that have a method, defined by their get_method methods, that matches any of the given values.

If no methods are provided then all cell method constructs are selected.

A value may be any object that can match via the == operator, or a re.Pattern object that matches via its search method.

todict: bool, optional

If True then return a dictionary of constructs keyed by their construct identifiers, instead of a Constructs object. This is a faster option.

New in version (cfdm): 1.8.9.0

cached: optional

If any value other than None then return cached without selecting any constructs.

New in version (cfdm): 1.8.9.0

Returns
Constructs or dict or cached

The selected constructs, or a cached valued.

Examples:

>>> print(c.constructs.filter_by_type('cell_method'))
Constructs:
{'cellmethod0': <CellMethod: domainaxis1: domainaxis2: mean where land (interval: 0.1 degrees)>,
 'cellmethod1': <CellMethod: domainaxis3: maximum>}

Select cell method constructs that have a method of ‘mean’:

>>> print(c.filter_by_method('mean'))
Constructs:
{'cellmethod0': <CellMethod: domainaxis1: domainaxis2: mean where land (interval: 0.1 degrees)>}

Select cell method constructs that have a method of ‘mean’ or ‘maximum’:

>>> print(c.filter_by_method('mean', 'maximum'))
Constructs:
{'cellmethod0': <CellMethod: domainaxis1: domainaxis2: mean where land (interval: 0.1 degrees)>,
 'cellmethod1': <CellMethod: domainaxis3: maximum>}

Select cell method constructs that have a method that contain the letter ‘x’:

>>> import re
>>> print(c.filter_by_method(re.compile('x')))
Constructs:
{'cellmethod1': <CellMethod: domainaxis3: maximum>}

Select cell method constructs that have a method of any value:

>>> print(c.filter_by_method())
Constructs:
{'cellmethod0': <CellMethod: domainaxis1: domainaxis2: mean where land (interval: 0.1 degrees)>,
 'cellmethod1': <CellMethod: domainaxis3: maximum>}