# Boolean XOr (Image Analyst)

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Available with Image Analyst license.

## Summary

Performs a Boolean eXclusive Or operation on the cell values of two input rasters.

If one input value is true (non-zero) and the other false (zero), the output is 1. If both input values are true or both are false, the output is 0.

## Usage

• The Boolean math tools interpret the inputs as Boolean values in which nonzero values are considered true and zero is considered false.

• Two inputs are necessary for this Boolean evaluation to take place.

• The order of inputs is irrelevant for this tool.

• If the input values are floating point, they are converted to integer values of either 0 or 1 before the operation is performed. If the input value is a floating point 0.0, it is converted to an integer 0. If the input is any value other than 0.0, it is converted to an integer 1. For example, input float values of 0.6, 32.22 and -4.2 will all be treated as 1. The output values are always integer.

• If both inputs are single band rasters or one of the inputs is a constant, the output will be a single band raster.

• If both inputs are multiband rasters, the tool will perform the operation on each band from one input, and the output will be a multiband raster. The number of bands in each multiband input must be the same.

• If one of the inputs is a multiband raster and the other input is a constant, the tool will perform the operation using the constant value for each band in the multiband input, and the output will be a multiband raster.

• In ArcPy, if both inputs are multidimensional rasters with the same number of variables, the tool will perform the operation for all slices with the same dimension value, and the output will be a multidimensional raster. The variables in the inputs must have the same dimensions or common dimension but no uncommon dimensions.

If both inputs have one variable but different names, set the matchMultidimensionalVariable geoprocessing environment to False to perform the operation.

In ArcPy, if one of the inputs is a multidimensional raster and the other input is a constant, the tool will perform the operation for all slices for all variables using the constant value, and the output will be a multidimensional raster.

## Parameters

 Label Explanation Data Type Input raster or constant value 1 The first input to use in this Boolean operation.A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment. Raster Layer; Constant Input raster or constant value 2 The second input to use in this Boolean operation.A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment. Raster Layer; Constant

### Return Value

 Label Explanation Data Type Output raster The output raster.The output cell values will be either 0 or 1. Raster

`BooleanXOr(in_raster_or_constant1, in_raster_or_constant2)`
 Name Explanation Data Type in_raster_or_constant1 The first input to use in this Boolean operation.A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. 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 second input to use in this Boolean operation.A number can be used as an input for this parameter, provided a raster is specified for the other parameter. To specify a number for both inputs, the cell size and extent must first be set in the environment. Raster Layer; Constant

### Return Value

 Name Explanation Data Type out_raster The output raster.The output cell values will be either 0 or 1. Raster

### Code sample

BooleanXOr example 1 (Python window)

This example performs a Boolean XOr operation on two Grid rasters and outputs a TIFF raster.

``````import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.ia import *
env.workspace = "C:/iapyexamples/data"
outBooleanXOr = BooleanXOr("degs", "negs")
outBooleanXOr.save("C:/iapyexamples/output/outboolxor.tif")``````
BooleanXOr example 2 (stand-alone script)

This example performs a Boolean XOr operation on two Grid rasters.

``````# Name: BooleanXOr_Ex_02.py
# Description: Performs a Boolean Exclusive Or operation on the
#              pixel values of two input rasters
# Requirements: Image Analyst Extension

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

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

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

# Check out the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension license
arcpy.CheckOutExtension("ImageAnalyst")

# Execute BooleanXOr
outBooleanXOr = BooleanXOr(inRaster1, inRaster2)

# Save the output
outBooleanXOr.save("C:/iapyexamples/output/outboolxor")``````

## Licensing information

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