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# CreateGroupingWorkspace v1¶

## Summary¶

Creates a new GroupingWorkspace using an instrument from one of: an input workspace, an instrument name, or an instrument IDF file. Optionally uses bank names to create the groups.

## Properties¶

Name

Direction

Type

Default

Description

InputWorkspace

Input

MatrixWorkspace

Optional: An input workspace with the instrument we want to use.

InstrumentName

Input

string

Optional: Name of the instrument to base the GroupingWorkspace on which to base the GroupingWorkspace.

InstrumentFilename

Input

string

Optional: Path to the instrument definition file on which to base the GroupingWorkspace. Allowed extensions: [‘.xml’]

OldCalFilename

Input

string

Optional: Path to the old-style .cal grouping/calibration file (multi-column ASCII). You must also specify the instrument. Allowed extensions: [‘.cal’]

GroupNames

Input

string

Optional: A string of the instrument component names to use as separate groups. Use / or , to separate multiple groups. If empty, then an empty GroupingWorkspace will be created.

GroupDetectorsBy

Input

string

Only used if GroupNames is empty. Allowed values: [‘’, ‘All’, ‘Group’, ‘2_4Grouping’, ‘Column’, ‘bank’]

MaxRecursionDepth

Input

number

5

Number of levels to search into the instrument (default=5)

FixedGroupCount

Input

number

0

Used to distribute the detectors of a given component into a fixed number of groups

CustomGroupingString

Input

string

This takes a comma separated list of grouped detector IDs. An example of the syntax is 1,2+3,4-6,7:10. The documentation page for this algorithm gives a full explanation of this syntax.

ComponentName

Input

string

Specify the instrument component to group into a fixed number of groups

OutputWorkspace

Output

GroupingWorkspace

An output GroupingWorkspace.

NumberGroupedSpectraResult

Output

number

The number of spectra in groups

NumberGroupsResult

Output

number

The number of groups

## Description¶

A GroupingWorkspace is a simple workspace with one value per detector pixel; this value corresponds to the group number that will be used when focussing or summing another workspace.

This algorithm creates a blank GroupingWorkspace. It uses the InputWorkspace, InstrumentName, OR InstrumentFilename parameter to determine which Instrument to create.

If the OldCalFilename parameter is given, the .cal ASCII file will be loaded to fill the group data.

If the GroupNames parameter is given, the names of banks matching the comma-separated strings in the parameter will be used to sequentially number the groups in the output.

If both the FixedGroupCount and ComponentName parameter are given then the detectors for the given component will be grouped into the number of groups specified, detectors will be left ungrouped in the event that the number of detectors does not divide equally into the number of groups.

If both the CustomGroupingString and ComponentName property are given, then the detectors for the given component will be grouped using this grouping string. The syntax of the CustomGroupingString is the same as used in the GroupDetectors algorithm, and is explained below:

An example CustomGroupingString is 1,2+3,4-6,7:10

The comma ',' separator denotes the different groups.
The plus '+' separator means the adjoining detector IDs will be put in the same group.
The dash '-' separator means the detector IDs inclusive to this range will be put in the same group.
The colon ':' separator means the detector IDs inclusive to this range will be put in their own individual groups.

The CustomGroupingString 1,2+3,4-6,7:10 therefore has the following detector grouping:

Group 1: 1
Group 2: 2 3
Group 3: 4 5 6
Group 4: 7
Group 5: 8
Group 6: 9
Group 7: 10


GroupDetectorsBy has five options

• All create one group for the whole instrument

• bank Creates one group per instrument component that starts with the word bank

• Group Creates one group per instrument component that starts with the word Group. POWGEN will create groups for North and South. SNAP will create groups for East and West.

• Column Creates one group per instrument component that starts with the word Column

• 2_4Grouping (SNAP only) creates one group of 4 columns of SNAP detectors and another with the remaining 2 columns. This grouping is used frequently in their reduction.

## Usage¶

Example - CreateGroupingWorkspace for MUSR Instrument

Note

# Run algorithm with instrument specified
result = CreateGroupingWorkspace(InstrumentName="MUSR")

# Confirm instrument in grouping workspace.
grouping = result[0]
inst1 = grouping.getInstrument()
comp1 = inst1.getComponentByName("MUSR")
print("Instrument name = {}".format(comp1.getName()))


Output:

Instrument name = MUSR


Example - CreateGroupingWorkspace from MUSR workspace

# Create Workspace
ws_1 = group[0]

# Run algorithm with workspace
result = CreateGroupingWorkspace(InputWorkspace=ws_1)

# Confirm instrument in grouping workspace.
grouping = result[0]
inst1 = grouping.getInstrument()
comp1 = inst1.getComponentByName("MUSR")
print("Instrument name = {}".format(comp1.getName()))


Output:

Instrument name = MUSR


Example - CreateGroupingWorkspace from GEM Instrument Definition

# Run algorithm with Instrument Definition File
result = CreateGroupingWorkspace(InstrumentFilename="GEM_Definition.xml")

# Confirm instrument in grouping workspace.
grouping = result[0]
inst1 = grouping.getInstrument()
comp1 = inst1.getComponentByName("GEM")
print("Instrument name = {}".format(comp1.getName()))


Output:

Instrument name = GEM


Example - CreateGroupingWorkspace for IRIS graphite component

grouping_ws, spectra_count, group_count = CreateGroupingWorkspace(InstrumentName='IRIS', ComponentName='graphite', FixedGroupCount=5)

print("Number of grouped spectra: {}".format(spectra_count))
print("Number of groups: {}".format(group_count))


Output:

Number of grouped spectra: 50
Number of groups: 5


Example - CreateGroupingWorkspace using a CustomGroupingString

grouping_ws, spectra_count, group_count = CreateGroupingWorkspace(InstrumentName='IRIS', ComponentName='graphite', CustomGroupingString='3-25,26,27+28,29-35,36:53')

print("Number of grouped spectra: {}".format(spectra_count))
print("Number of groups: {}".format(group_count))


Output:

Number of grouped spectra: 51
Number of groups: 22


Categories: AlgorithmIndex | Utility\Workspaces | Transforms\Grouping