scipy.ndimage.map_coordinates(input, coordinates, output=None, order=3, mode='constant', cval=0.0, prefilter=True)[source]

Map the input array to new coordinates by interpolation.

The array of coordinates is used to find, for each point in the output, the corresponding coordinates in the input. The value of the input at those coordinates is determined by spline interpolation of the requested order.

The shape of the output is derived from that of the coordinate array by dropping the first axis. The values of the array along the first axis are the coordinates in the input array at which the output value is found.

input : array_like

The input array.

coordinates : array_like

The coordinates at which input is evaluated.

output : array or dtype, optional

The array in which to place the output, or the dtype of the returned array. By default an array of the same dtype as input will be created.

order : int, optional

The order of the spline interpolation, default is 3. The order has to be in the range 0-5.

mode : {‘reflect’, ‘constant’, ‘nearest’, ‘mirror’, ‘wrap’}, optional

The mode parameter determines how the input array is extended when the filter overlaps a border. Default is ‘reflect’. Behavior for each valid value is as follows:

‘reflect’ (d c b a | a b c d | d c b a)

The input is extended by reflecting about the edge of the last pixel.

‘constant’ (k k k k | a b c d | k k k k)

The input is extended by filling all values beyond the edge with the same constant value, defined by the cval parameter.

‘nearest’ (a a a a | a b c d | d d d d)

The input is extended by replicating the last pixel.

‘mirror’ (d c b | a b c d | c b a)

The input is extended by reflecting about the center of the last pixel.

‘wrap’ (a b c d | a b c d | a b c d)

The input is extended by wrapping around to the opposite edge.

cval : scalar, optional

Value to fill past edges of input if mode is ‘constant’. Default is 0.0.

prefilter : bool, optional

Determines if the input array is prefiltered with spline_filter before interpolation. The default is True, which will create a temporary float64 array of filtered values if order > 1. If setting this to False, the output will be slightly blurred if order > 1, unless the input is prefiltered, i.e. it is the result of calling spline_filter on the original input.

map_coordinates : ndarray

The result of transforming the input. The shape of the output is derived from that of coordinates by dropping the first axis.


>>> from scipy import ndimage
>>> a = np.arange(12.).reshape((4, 3))
>>> a
array([[  0.,   1.,   2.],
       [  3.,   4.,   5.],
       [  6.,   7.,   8.],
       [  9.,  10.,  11.]])
>>> ndimage.map_coordinates(a, [[0.5, 2], [0.5, 1]], order=1)
array([ 2.,  7.])

Above, the interpolated value of a[0.5, 0.5] gives output[0], while a[2, 1] is output[1].

>>> inds = np.array([[0.5, 2], [0.5, 4]])
>>> ndimage.map_coordinates(a, inds, order=1, cval=-33.3)
array([  2. , -33.3])
>>> ndimage.map_coordinates(a, inds, order=1, mode='nearest')
array([ 2.,  8.])
>>> ndimage.map_coordinates(a, inds, order=1, cval=0, output=bool)
array([ True, False], dtype=bool)