[Numpy-discussion] rebin

Nadav Horesh nadavh at visionsense.com
Sat Aug 28 13:54:05 CDT 2004


For the most general form of binning I use a convolution (by a 2D mask) followed by a subsmapling.

For example for a 3x3 binning:
mask = ones((3,3))
binned = convolve2d(data,mask,'same')[1::3,1::3]

  Nadav.
-----Original Message-----
From:	Russell E. Owen [mailto:owen at astro.washington.edu]
Sent:	Sat 28-Aug-04 03:34
To:	numpy-discussion at lists.sourceforge.net
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Subject:	[Numpy-discussion] rebin
Any suggestions on an efficient means to bin a 2-d array? REBIN is the IDL
function I'm trying to mimic. Binning allows one to combine sets of pixels from
one array to form a new array that is smaller by a given factor along each
dimension.

To nxm bin a 2-dimensional array, one averages (or sums or ?) each nxm block of
entries from the input image to form the corresponding entry of the output
image.

For example, to 2x2 bin a two-dimensional image, one would:
average (0,0), (0,1), (1,0), (1,1) to form (0,0)
average (0,2), (0,3), (1,2), (1,3) to form (0,1)
...

In case it helps, in my immediate case I'm binning a boolean array (a mask) and
thus can live with almost any kind of combination.

-- Russell


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