4. gridData.core
— Core functionality for storing nD grids¶
The core
module contains classes and functions that are
independent of the grid data format. In particular this module
contains the Grid
class that acts as a universal constructor
for specific formats:
g = Grid(**kwargs) # construct
g.export(filename, format) # export to the desired format
Some formats can also be read:
g = Grid() # make an empty Grid
g.load(filename) # populate with data from filename
4.1. Classes and functions¶

class
gridData.core.
Grid
(grid=None, edges=None, origin=None, delta=None, metadata={}, interpolation_spline_order=3)[source]¶ Class to manage a multidimensional grid object.
The export(format=’dx’) method always exports a 3D object, the rest should work for an array of any dimension.
The grid (Grid.grid) can be manipulated as a standard numpy array.
The attribute Grid.metadata holds a userdefined dictionary that can be used to annotate the data. It is saved with save().

check_compatible
(other)[source]¶ Check if other can be used in an arithmetic operation.
 other is a scalar
 other is a grid defined on the same edges
Raises: TypeError
if not compatible.

export
(filename, file_format=None)[source]¶ export density to file using the given format.
The format can also be deduced from the suffix of the filename though the format keyword takes precedence.
The default format for export() is ‘dx’. Use ‘dx’ for visualization.
Implemented formats:
 dx
OpenDX
 pickle
 pickle (use :meth:
Grid.load` to restore); :meth:`Grid.save` is simpler than ``export(format='python')
.

interpolated
¶ Bspline function over the data grid(x,y,z).
interpolated([x1,x2,...],[y1,y2,...],[z1,z2,...]) > F[x1,y1,z1],F[x2,y2,z2],...The interpolation order is set in
Grid.interpolation_spline_order
.The interpolated function is computed once and is cached for better performance. Whenever
interpolation_spline_order
is modified,Grid.interpolated()
is recomputed.The value for unknown data is set in
Grid.interpolation_cval
(TODO: also recompute when interpolation_cval value is changed.) Example usage for resampling::
>>> XX,YY,ZZ = numpy.mgrid[40:75:0.5, 96:150:0.5, 20:50:0.5] >>> FF = interpolated(XX,YY,ZZ)

load
(filename, file_format=None)[source]¶ Load saved (pickled or dx) grid and edges from <filename>.pickle
Grid.load(<filename>.pickle) Grid.load(<filename>.dx)The load() method calls the class’s constructor method and completely resets all values, based on the loaded data.

resample
(edges)[source]¶ Resample data to a new grid with edges edges.
resample(edges) –> Gridor
resample(otherGrid) –> GridThe order of the interpolation is set by
Grid.interpolation_spline_order
.


gridData.core.
ndmeshgrid
(*arrs)[source]¶ Return a mesh grid for N dimensions.
The input are N arrays, each of which contains the values along one axis of the coordinate system. The arrays do not have to have the same number of entries. The function returns arrays that can be fed into numpy functions so that they produce values for all points spanned by the axes arrs.
Original from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1827489/numpymeshgridin3d and fixed.