# HfInverseLinear

## Summary

Defines the relationship between the horizontal cost factor and the horizontal relative moving angle through an inverse linear function. The function specifies that the horizontal factor is an inverse linear function of the horizontal relative moving angle.

## Discussion

This object is used in the Distance Accumulation and Distance Allocation Spatial Analyst tools, as well as the Path Distance, Path Distance Allocation, and Path Distance Back Link Legacy Distance tools.

The horizontal factors (HF) are determined by the inverse values from a straight line in the horizontal relative moving angle (HRMA)-HF coordinate system. The line intercepts the y-axis, equitable to the HF factor, at the value associated with the zeroFactor. The slope of the line can be specified with the slope modifier. If no slope is identified, the default is -2/180 or -1/90 (specified as -0.01111).

## Syntax

`HfInverseLinear ({zeroFactor}, {cutAngle}, {slope})`
 Parameter Explanation Data Type zeroFactor The zeroFactor will be used to position the y-intercept of the inverse linear function.(The default value is 2.0) Double cutAngle The cutAngle establishes the HRMA degree threshold beyond which the HFs are set to infinity.(The default value is 180.0) Double slope Identifies the slope of the straight line in the HRMA-HF coordinate system. Slope is specified as the rise over the run. For example, a 30-degree slope is 1/30, specified as 0.03333 (rise/run: 1 HF on the y axis / 30 degrees on the x axis).(The default value is -0.011111) Double

## Properties

 Property Explanation Data Type zeroFactor(Read and Write) The zeroFactor will be used to position the y-intercept of the function. The zeroFactor is assigned as the horizontal factor when HRMA is less then the cut angle. Double cutAngle(Read and Write) The cutAngle establishes the HRMA degree threshold beyond which the HFs are set to infinity. When the HRMA is less than the cut angle then the zero factor is assigned and when the HRMA is greater than the cut angle, infinity is assigned. Double slope(Read and Write) Identifies the slope of the straight line in the HRMA-HF coordinate system. Slope is specified as the rise over the run. For example, a 30-degree slope is 1/30, specified as 0.03333 (rise/run: 1 HF on the y axis / 30 degrees on the x axis). Double

## Code sample

HfInverseLinear example 1 (Python window)

Demonstrates how to create an HfInverseLinear class and use it in the DistanceAccumulation tool within the Python window.

``````import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"
myHorizFactor = HfInverseLinear(2.0, 181.0, -0.01111)
outPathDist = PathDistance("source.shp", "costraster", "", "", myHorizFactor)
outPathDist.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/pathdisthfil")

import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"
myHorizFactor = HfInverseLinear(2.0, 181.0, -0.01111)
outDistAccum = DistanceAccumulation("source.shp", "barrier.tif",
"elev.tif", "", "", "",
"horizontalRas.tif", myHorizFactor)
outDistAccum.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/distaccumhfil")``````
HfInverseLinear example 2 (stand-alone script)

Performs a DistanceAccumulation analysis using the HfInverseLinear class.

``````# Name: HfInverseLinear_Ex_02.py
# Description: Uses the HfInverseLinear object to run the
#              DistanceAccumulation tool.
# 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
inSourceData = "sourcepts.shp"
inSurfaceRaster = "elevation.tif"
inHorizontalRaster = "horizontalRas.tif"

# Create the HfInverseLinear Object
zeroFactor = 2.0
cutAngle = 181.0
slope = -0.01111
myHorizFactor = HfInverseLinear(zeroFactor, cutAngle, slope)

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

# Execute PathDistance
outDistAccum = DistanceAccumulation(inSourceData,"", inSurfaceRaster,"","",
"", inHorizontalRaster, myHorizFactor)

# Save the output
outDistAccum.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/distaccumhfil2")``````