ExternalArrayReference

class asdf.ExternalArrayReference(fileuri, target, dtype, shape)[source]

Bases: asdf.types.AsdfType

Store a reference to an array in an external File.

This class is a simple way of referring to an array in another file. It provides no way to resolve these references, that is left to the user. It also performs no checking to see if any of the arguments are correct. e.g. if the file exits.

Parameters:

fileuri: `str`

The path to the path to be referenced. Can be relative to the file containing the reference.

target: `object`

Some internal target to the data in the file. Examples may include a HDU index, a HDF path or an asdf fragment.

dtype: `str`

The (numpy) dtype of the contained array.

shape: `tuple`

The shape of the array to be loaded.

Examples

>>> import asdf
>>> ref = asdf.ExternalArrayReference("myfitsfile.fits", 1, "float64", (100, 100))
>>> tree = {'reference': ref}
>>> with asdf.AsdfFile(tree) as ff:
...     ff.write_to("test.asdf")

Attributes Summary

handle_dynamic_subclasses
has_required_modules
name
organization
requires
standard
supported_versions
types
validators
version
yaml_tag

Methods Summary

from_tree(tree, ctx) Converts basic types representing YAML trees into custom types.
from_tree_tagged(tree, ctx) Converts from tagged tree into custom type.
incompatible_version(version) Indicates if given version is known to be incompatible with this type.
make_yaml_tag(name[, versioned]) Given the name of a type, returns a string representing its YAML tag.
names() Returns the name(s) represented by this tag type as a list.
tag_base() Returns the base of the YAML tag for types represented by this class.
to_tree(data, ctx) Converts instances of custom types into YAML representations.
to_tree_tagged(node, ctx) Converts instances of custom types into tagged objects.

Attributes Documentation

handle_dynamic_subclasses = False
has_required_modules = True
name = 'core/externalarray'
organization = 'stsci.edu'
requires = []
standard = 'asdf'
supported_versions = []
types = []
validators = {}
version = Version('1.0.0')
yaml_tag = 'tag:stsci.edu:asdf/core/externalarray-1.0.0'

Methods Documentation

classmethod from_tree(tree, ctx)[source]

Converts basic types representing YAML trees into custom types.

This method should be overridden by custom extension classes in order to define how custom types are deserialized from the YAML representation back into their original types. The method will return an instance of the original custom type.

This method is called as part of the process of reading an ASDF file in order to construct an AsdfFile object. Whenever a YAML subtree is encountered that has a tag that corresponds to the yaml_tag property of this class, this method will be used to deserialize that tree back into an instance of the original custom type.

Parameters:

tree : object representing YAML tree

An instance of a basic Python type (possibly nested) that corresponds to a YAML subtree.

ctx : AsdfFile

An instance of the AsdfFile object that is being constructed.

Returns:

An instance of the custom type represented by this extension class.

classmethod from_tree_tagged(tree, ctx)

Converts from tagged tree into custom type.

It is more common for extension classes to override from_tree instead of this method. This method should only be overridden if it is necessary to access the _tag property of the Tagged object directly.

Parameters:

tree : asdf.tagged.Tagged object representing YAML tree

ctx : AsdfFile

An instance of the AsdfFile object that is being constructed.

Returns:

An instance of the custom type represented by this extension class.

classmethod incompatible_version(version)

Indicates if given version is known to be incompatible with this type.

If this tag class explicitly identifies compatible versions then this checks whether a given version is compatible or not (see supported_versions). Otherwise, all versions are assumed to be compatible.

Child classes can override this method to affect how version compatiblity for this type is determined.

Parameters:

version : str or AsdfVersion

The version to test for compatibility.

classmethod make_yaml_tag(name, versioned=True)

Given the name of a type, returns a string representing its YAML tag.

Parameters:

name : str

The name of the type. In most cases this will correspond to the name attribute of the tag type. However, it is passed as a parameter since some tag types represent multiple custom types.

versioned : bool

If True, the tag will be versioned. Otherwise, a YAML tag without a version will be returned.

Returns:

str representing the YAML tag

classmethod names()

Returns the name(s) represented by this tag type as a list.

While some tag types represent only a single custom type, others represent multiple types. In the latter case, the name attribute of the extension is actually a list, not simply a string. This method normalizes the value of name by returning a list in all cases.

Returns:list of names represented by this tag type
classmethod tag_base()

Returns the base of the YAML tag for types represented by this class.

This method returns the portion of the tag that represents the standard and the organization of any type represented by this class.

Returns:str representing the base of the YAML tag
classmethod to_tree(data, ctx)[source]

Converts instances of custom types into YAML representations.

This method should be overridden by custom extension classes in order to define how custom types are serialized into YAML. The method must return a single Python object corresponding to one of the basic YAML types (dict, list, str, or number). However, the types can be nested and combined in order to represent more complex custom types.

This method is called as part of the process of writing an AsdfFile object. Whenever a custom type (or a subclass of that type) that is listed in the types attribute of this class is encountered, this method will be used to serialize that type.

The name to_tree refers to the act of converting a custom type into part of a YAML object tree.

Parameters:

node : object

Instance of a custom type to be serialized. Will be an instance (or an instance of a subclass) of one of the types listed in the types attribute of this class.

ctx : AsdfFile

An instance of the AsdfFile object that is being written out.

Returns:

A basic YAML type (dict, list, str, int, float, or

complex) representing the properties of the custom type to be serialized. These types can be nested in order to represent more complex custom types.

classmethod to_tree_tagged(node, ctx)

Converts instances of custom types into tagged objects.

It is more common for custom tag types to override to_tree instead of this method. This method should only be overridden if it is necessary to modify the YAML tag that will be used to tag this object.

Parameters:

node : object

Instance of a custom type to be serialized. Will be an instance (or an instance of a subclass) of one of the types listed in the types attribute of this class.

ctx : AsdfFile

An instance of the AsdfFile object that is being written out.

Returns:

An instance of asdf.tagged.Tagged.