Re: How does the mask function work?

From: gibies george <gibies_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Sun Mar 13 2011 - 22:01:24 MDT

On 14 March 2011 02:01, John Kerfoot <johnkerfoot@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've got a large AVHRR sea-surface temperature dataset for which I'm
> trying to mask out some bad values; however I'm seeing some strange
> looking for some clarification.
>
> Before getting to the AVHRR dataset, I tried the following to make
> sure that I understood how mask worked:
>
> x = ispan(0,8,1);
> print(x);
>
> f = (/1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3/);
> print(f)
>
> : Mask all corresponding values in x where f is less than 3
> z = mask(x, (f.lt.3), True);
>

Here the function have Masked all corresponding values in x *except where f
is less than 3*
*
*

> print(z);
>
> I expected the first 6 values of x to be set to the fill value, but
> the opposite happened:
>
> Variable: x
> Type: integer
> Total Size: 36 bytes
> 9 values
> Number of Dimensions: 1
> Dimensions and sizes: [9]
> Coordinates:
> (0) 0
> (1) 1
> (2) 2
> (3) 3
> (4) 4
> (5) 5
> (6) 6
> (7) 7
> (8) 8
>
>
> Variable: f
> Type: integer
> Total Size: 36 bytes
> 9 values
> Number of Dimensions: 1
> Dimensions and sizes: [9]
> Coordinates:
> (0) 1
> (1) 1
> (2) 1
> (3) 2
> (4) 2
> (5) 2
> (6) 3
> (7) 3
> (8) 3
>
>
Here the function have Masked all corresponding values in x *except where f
is less than 3*
*
*

>
> Variable: z
> Type: integer
> Total Size: 36 bytes
> 9 values
> Number of Dimensions: 1
> Dimensions and sizes: [9]
> Coordinates:
> Number Of Attributes: 1
> _FillValue : -999
> (0) 0
> (1) 1
> (2) 2
> (3) 3
> (4) 4
> (5) 5
> (6) -999
> (7) -999
> (8) -999
>
>
>
> So I'm clearly not understanding how to use this function. Can
> someone explain this result? How can I get all values of x to be
> masked where f is less than 3?
>
> Once I understand this, I'll have a follow up question using the AVHRR
> datset.
>
> John
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