cfdm.Data.second_element

Data.second_element()[source]

Return the second element of the data as a scalar.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

Returns

The second element of the data.

Examples:

>>> d = cfdm.Data([[1, 2], [3, 4]])
>>> x = d.second_element()
>>> print(x, type(x))
2 <class 'int'>
>>> d[0, 1] = cfdm.masked
>>> y = d.second_element()
>>> print(y, type(y))
-- <class 'numpy.ma.core.MaskedConstant'>
>>> d = cfdm.Data(['foo', 'bar'])
>>> x = d.second_element()
>>> print(x, type(x))
bar <class 'str'>