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How to obtain number of cells in neighborhood from NbrWeight neighborhood object?

Question asked by davisam1 on Oct 15, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2015 by curtvprice



I'd like to get the first two numbers in the .txt file that is loaded as by NbrWeight (neighborhood object weights) for the focal statistics tool.

I want to use them to calculate the area of the rectangle that is the neighborhood.

How do I easily access the values?


Here is what I have so far:


inWeightFile = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(5)

if inWeightFile == '#' or not inWeightFile:

    inWeightFile = "C:\\temp\\PPR\\Test\\bee_kernel_2_5km.txt" # provide a default value if unspecified


# Create the Neighborhood Object for the buffer

myNbrWeight =


# Get number of cells in the buffer

NbrCellsBuffer = 65 * 65 # XXX need to fix this. Should come from first two numbers in inWeightFile


# Process: Focal Statistics - within buffer calculate sum of f_rc1_H1 with exponential decay function and divide by number of cells in buffer

arcpy.AddMessage("Calculate proportional cover of high floral quality classes within buffer for first floral season")

f_rc_f_H1 = (, myNbrWeight, "SUM", "NODATA") * outConstRaster) / NbrCellsBuffer


Any help is greatly appreciated.