FileΒΆ

The File class is the core laspy tool. It provides access to point records and dimensions via the laspy.base.reader and laspy.base.writer classes, and holds a reference to a laspy.header.HeaderManager instance to provide header reading and modifying capability. It is also iterable and sliceable.

Dimensions:

In addition to grabbing whole point records, it is possible to obtain and set individual dimensions as well. The dimensions available to a particular file depend on the point format, a summary of which is available via the File.point_format.xml() method. Dimensions might be used as follows:

# Flip the X and Y Dimensions
>>> FileObject = file.File("./path_to_file", mode = "rw")
>>> X = FileObject.X
>>> Y = FileObject.Y
>>> FileObject.X = Y
>>> FileObject.Y = X
>>> FileObject.close()

# Print out a list of available point dimensions:
>>> for dim in FileObject.point_format:
>>>     print(i.name)
# Alternately, grab descriptive xml:
>>> FileObject.point_format.xml()

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