xarray.Dataset.pad

Dataset.pad(pad_width=None, mode='constant', stat_length=None, constant_values=None, end_values=None, reflect_type=None, **pad_width_kwargs)[source]

Pad this dataset along one or more dimensions.

Warning

This function is experimental and its behaviour is likely to change especially regarding padding of dimension coordinates (or IndexVariables).

When using one of the modes (“edge”, “reflect”, “symmetric”, “wrap”), coordinates will be padded with the same mode, otherwise coordinates are padded using the “constant” mode with fill_value dtypes.NA.

Parameters
  • pad_width (mapping of hashable to tuple of int) – Mapping with the form of {dim: (pad_before, pad_after)} describing the number of values padded along each dimension. {dim: pad} is a shortcut for pad_before = pad_after = pad

  • mode (str, default: "constant") – One of the following string values (taken from numpy docs).

    ‘constant’ (default)

    Pads with a constant value.

    ‘edge’

    Pads with the edge values of array.

    ‘linear_ramp’

    Pads with the linear ramp between end_value and the array edge value.

    ‘maximum’

    Pads with the maximum value of all or part of the vector along each axis.

    ‘mean’

    Pads with the mean value of all or part of the vector along each axis.

    ‘median’

    Pads with the median value of all or part of the vector along each axis.

    ‘minimum’

    Pads with the minimum value of all or part of the vector along each axis.

    ‘reflect’

    Pads with the reflection of the vector mirrored on the first and last values of the vector along each axis.

    ‘symmetric’

    Pads with the reflection of the vector mirrored along the edge of the array.

    ‘wrap’

    Pads with the wrap of the vector along the axis. The first values are used to pad the end and the end values are used to pad the beginning.

  • stat_length (int, tuple or mapping of hashable to tuple, default: None) – Used in ‘maximum’, ‘mean’, ‘median’, and ‘minimum’. Number of values at edge of each axis used to calculate the statistic value. {dim_1: (before_1, after_1), … dim_N: (before_N, after_N)} unique statistic lengths along each dimension. ((before, after),) yields same before and after statistic lengths for each dimension. (stat_length,) or int is a shortcut for before = after = statistic length for all axes. Default is None, to use the entire axis.

  • constant_values (scalar, tuple or mapping of hashable to tuple, default: 0) – Used in ‘constant’. The values to set the padded values for each axis. {dim_1: (before_1, after_1), ... dim_N: (before_N, after_N)} unique pad constants along each dimension. ((before, after),) yields same before and after constants for each dimension. (constant,) or constant is a shortcut for before = after = constant for all dimensions. Default is 0.

  • end_values (scalar, tuple or mapping of hashable to tuple, default: 0) – Used in ‘linear_ramp’. The values used for the ending value of the linear_ramp and that will form the edge of the padded array. {dim_1: (before_1, after_1), ... dim_N: (before_N, after_N)} unique end values along each dimension. ((before, after),) yields same before and after end values for each axis. (constant,) or constant is a shortcut for before = after = constant for all axes. Default is 0.

  • reflect_type ({"even", "odd"}, optional) – Used in “reflect”, and “symmetric”. The “even” style is the default with an unaltered reflection around the edge value. For the “odd” style, the extended part of the array is created by subtracting the reflected values from two times the edge value.

  • **pad_width_kwargs – The keyword arguments form of pad_width. One of pad_width or pad_width_kwargs must be provided.

Returns

padded (Dataset) – Dataset with the padded coordinates and data.

Notes

By default when mode="constant" and constant_values=None, integer types will be promoted to float and padded with np.nan. To avoid type promotion specify constant_values=np.nan

Examples

>>> ds = xr.Dataset({"foo": ("x", range(5))})
>>> ds.pad(x=(1, 2))
<xarray.Dataset>
Dimensions:  (x: 8)
Dimensions without coordinates: x
Data variables:
    foo      (x) float64 nan 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 nan nan