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Power

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Available with Image Analyst license.

Summary

Raises the cell values in a raster to the power of the values found in another raster.

Illustration

Power illustration
OutRas = Power(InRas1, 2)

Usage

  • The output raster from this tool is always floating-point type, regardless of the input value type.

  • In Map Algebra, the equivalent operator symbol for this tool is "**" (link).

  • See Analysis environments and Spatial Analyst for additional details on the geoprocessing environments that apply to this tool.

Syntax

Power (in_raster_or_constant1, in_raster_or_constant2)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_raster_or_constant1

The input values to be raised to the power defined by the second input.

A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To be able to specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment.

Raster Layer; Constant
in_raster_or_constant2

The input that determines the power the values in the first input will be raised to.

A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To be able to specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment.

Raster Layer; Constant

Return Value

NameExplanationData Type
out_raster

The output raster.

The cell values are the result of raising the values in the first input to the power of the values in the second input.

Raster

Code sample

Power example 1 (Python window)

This example uses the values in the second input raster as the power to raise the values in the first input raster by, and outputs the result as an IMG raster.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"
outPower = Power("degs", "cost")
outPower.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/outpower.img")
Power example 2 (stand-alone script)

This example uses the values in the second input raster as the power to raise the values in the first input raster by, and outputs the result as an IMG raster.

# Name: Power_Ex_02.py
# Description: Raises the cells in a raster to the power of the values
#              found in another raster
# Requirements: Spatial Analyst Extension

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *

# Set environment settings
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"

# Set local variables
inRaster1 = "degs"
inRaster2 = "cost"

# Execute Power
outPower = Power(inRaster1, inRaster2)

# Save the output 
outPower.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/outpower.img")

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Requires Spatial Analyst or Image Analyst
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Requires Spatial Analyst or Image Analyst
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Requires Spatial Analyst or Image Analyst

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