ordinal

ordinal

Data conversion to the ordinal data type

Result = ordinal(expression)
expression

spatial, non spatial boolean, nominal, scalar, directional, ldd

Result

dimension of expression ordinal

Operation

If expression is a PCRaster map or a calculation resulting in a PCRaster map, it is converted: if expression is of one of the data types boolean, nominal or ldd, the cell values on expression are assigned without change to the corresponding cells on Result; if expression is of data type scalar or direction, the values on expression are truncated.

Or the operator generates a map of ordinal data type with one constant value.

If expression has no PCRaster data type, an ordinal Result is generated. This is the case if expression is a number. This number must be in the domain of the ordinal data type, i.e. a whole value. Result will be a map with the same location attributes as the global clone map; all cells will have the value of expression.

Notes

A cell with missing value on expression is assigned a missing value on Result.

Group

This operation belongs to the group of Conversion and assignment

See Also

Data types, Ordinal data type, Numbers and data types

Examples

  1. • pcrcalc
    binding
    Result = Result.map;
    Expr = Expr.map;
    initial
    report Result = ordinal(Expr);

    • python
    Expr = readmap(“Expr.map”)
    Result = ordinal(Expr)

    Result.map

    Expr.map

    ../../_images/ordinal_Result.png ../../_images/rounddown_Expr.png