xarray.load_dataarray(filename_or_obj, **kwargs)[source]

Open, load into memory, and close a DataArray from a file or file-like object containing a single data variable.

This is a thin wrapper around open_dataarray(). It differs from open_dataarray in that it loads the Dataset into memory, closes the file, and returns the Dataset. In contrast, open_dataarray keeps the file handle open and lazy loads its contents. All parameters are passed directly to open_dataarray. See that documentation for further details.


datarray (DataArray) – The newly created DataArray.

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