StdDevUncertainty

class astropy.nddata.StdDevUncertainty(array=None, copy=True, unit=None)[source]

Bases: astropy.nddata.nduncertainty._VariancePropagationMixin, astropy.nddata.NDUncertainty

Standard deviation uncertainty assuming first order gaussian error propagation.

This class implements uncertainty propagation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with other instances of StdDevUncertainty. The class can handle if the uncertainty has a unit that differs from (but is convertible to) the parents NDData unit. The unit of the resulting uncertainty will have the same unit as the resulting data. Also support for correlation is possible but requires the correlation as input. It cannot handle correlation determination itself.

Parameters
args, kwargs

see NDUncertainty

Examples

StdDevUncertainty should always be associated with an NDData-like instance, either by creating it during initialization:

>>> from astropy.nddata import NDData, StdDevUncertainty
>>> ndd = NDData([1,2,3], unit='m',
...              uncertainty=StdDevUncertainty([0.1, 0.1, 0.1]))
>>> ndd.uncertainty  
StdDevUncertainty([0.1, 0.1, 0.1])

or by setting it manually on the NDData instance:

>>> ndd.uncertainty = StdDevUncertainty([0.2], unit='m', copy=True)
>>> ndd.uncertainty  
StdDevUncertainty([0.2])

the uncertainty array can also be set directly:

>>> ndd.uncertainty.array = 2
>>> ndd.uncertainty
StdDevUncertainty(2)

Note

The unit will not be displayed.

Attributes Summary

supports_correlated

True : StdDevUncertainty allows to propagate correlated uncertainties.

uncertainty_type

"std" : StdDevUncertainty implements standard deviation.

Attributes Documentation

supports_correlated

True : StdDevUncertainty allows to propagate correlated uncertainties.

correlation must be given, this class does not implement computing it by itself.

uncertainty_type

"std" : StdDevUncertainty implements standard deviation.