open

jwst.datamodels.open(init=None, memmap=False, **kwargs)[source]

Creates a DataModel from a number of different types

Parameters
  • init (shape tuple, file path, file object, astropy.io.fits.HDUList,) –

    numpy array, dict, None

    • None: A default data model with no shape

    • shape tuple: Initialize with empty data of the given shape

    • file path: Initialize from the given file (FITS , JSON or ASDF)

    • readable file object: Initialize from the given file object

    • astropy.io.fits.HDUList: Initialize from the given HDUList

    • A numpy array: A new model with the data array initialized to what was passed in.

    • dict: The object model tree for the data model

  • memmap (bool) – Turn memmap of FITS file on or off. (default: False). Ignored for ASDF files.

Returns

model

Return type

DataModel instance