DimensionCoordinate.set_data(data, copy=True, inplace=True)[source]

Set the data.

The units, calendar and fill value of the incoming Data instance are removed prior to insertion.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

data: data_like

The data to be inserted. Must be 1-dimensional, i.e. scalar or multidimensional data is not allowed.

A data_like object is any object that can be converted to a Data object, i.e. numpy array_like objects, Data objects, and cfdm instances that contain Data objects.

copy: bool, optional

If False then do not copy the data prior to insertion. By default the data are copied.

inplace: bool, optional:

If False then do not do the operation in-place and return a new, modified DimensionCoordinate instance. By default the operation is in-place and None is returned.

New in version (cfdm):

None or DimensionCoordinate

If the operation was in-place then None is returned, otherwise return a new DimensionCoordinate instance containing the new data.


>>> d = cfdm.Data(range(10))
>>> f.set_data(d)
>>> f.has_data()
>>> f.get_data()
<Data(10): [0, ..., 9]>
>>> f.del_data()
<Data(10): [0, ..., 9]>
>>> f.has_data()
>>> print(f.get_data(None))
>>> print(f.del_data(None))