Data.insert_dimension(position=0, inplace=False)[source]

Expand the shape of the data array.

Inserts a new size 1 axis, corresponding to a given position in the data array shape.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

position: int, optional

Specify the position that the new axis will have in the data array. By default the new axis has position 0, the slowest varying position. Negative integers counting from the last position are allowed.

Parameter example:


Parameter example:


inplace: bool, optional

If True then do the operation in-place and return None.

Data or None

The data with expanded axes. If the operation was in-place then None is returned.


>>> d.shape
(19, 73, 96)
>>> d.insert_dimension('domainaxis3').shape
(1, 96, 73, 19)
>>> d.insert_dimension('domainaxis3', position=3).shape
(19, 73, 96, 1)
>>> d.insert_dimension('domainaxis3', position=-1, inplace=True)
>>> d.shape
(19, 73, 1, 96)