Data Structures#

MIKE IO has these primary data structures:

  • Dataset - a collection of DataArrays corresponding to the contents of a dfs file; typically obtained from mikeio.read()

  • DataArray - data and metadata corresponding to one “item” in a dfs file.

  • Geometry - spatial description of the data in a dfs file; comes in different flavours corresponding to different types of dfs files.

More information is available in the MIKE IO documentation

Dataset#

The Dataset is the MIKE IO data structure for data from dfs files.

The mikeio.read methods returns a Dataset as a container of DataArrays. The time and geometry are common to all DataArrays in the Dataset.

DataArray#

Each DataArray have the following properties:

  • item - an mikeio.eum.ItemInfo with name, type and unit

  • time - a pandas.DatetimeIndex with the time instances of the data

  • geometry - a Geometry object with the spatial description of the data

  • values - a numpy.ndarray