# Square (Image Analyst)

## Summary

Calculates the square of the cell values in a raster.

## Usage

• Output values are floating point if the input values are floating point; if the input values are integer, the output values are integer.

• If the input is a multiband raster, the output will be a multiband raster. The tool will perform the operation on each band in the input.

• In ArcPy, if the input is a multidimensional raster, all slices from all variables will be processed, and the output will be a multidimensional raster.

## Parameters

 Label Explanation Data Type Input raster or constant value The input values to find the square of.To use a number as an input for this parameter, 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 cell values are the square of the input cell values. Raster

`Square(in_raster_or_constant)`
 Name Explanation Data Type in_raster_or_constant The input values to find the square of.To use a number as an input for this parameter, 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 cell values are the square of the input cell values. Raster

### Code sample

Square example 1 (Python window)

This example finds the square of the values in the input GRID raster.

``````import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.ia import *
env.workspace = "C:/iapyexamples/data"
outSquare = Square("degs")
outSquare.save("C:/iapyexamples/output/outsq")``````
Square example 2 (stand-alone script)

This example finds the square of the values in the input GRID raster.

``````# Name: Square_Ex_02.py
# Description: Calculates the square of the pixels in a raster
# 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
inRaster = "degs"

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

# Execute Square
outSquare = Square(inRaster)

# Save the output
outSquare.save("C:/iapyexamples/output/outsquare")``````

## Licensing information

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