Dataset.shift(shifts=None, fill_value=<NA>, **shifts_kwargs)[source]

Shift this dataset by an offset along one or more dimensions.

Only data variables are moved; coordinates stay in place. This is consistent with the behavior of shift in pandas.

  • shifts (mapping of hashable to int) – Integer offset to shift along each of the given dimensions. Positive offsets shift to the right; negative offsets shift to the left.

  • fill_value (scalar or dict-like, optional) – Value to use for newly missing values. If a dict-like, maps variable names (including coordinates) to fill values.

  • **shifts_kwargs – The keyword arguments form of shifts. One of shifts or shifts_kwargs must be provided.


shifted (Dataset) – Dataset with the same coordinates and attributes but shifted data variables.

See also



>>> ds = xr.Dataset({"foo": ("x", list("abcde"))})
>>> ds.shift(x=2)
Dimensions:  (x: 5)
Dimensions without coordinates: x
Data variables:
    foo      (x) object nan nan 'a' 'b' 'c'