Jenifer Millard - 4 months ago 20
Python Question

# Extracting parameters from astropy.modeling Gaussian2D

I have managed to use

`astropy.modeling`
to model a 2D Gaussian over my image and the parameters it has produced to fit the image seem reasonable. However, I need to run the 2D Gaussian over thousands of images because we are interested in examining the mean x and y of the model and also the x and y standard deviations over our images. The model output looks like this:

``````m2
<Gaussian2D(amplitude=0.0009846091239480168, x_mean=30.826676737477573, y_mean=31.004045976953222, x_stddev=2.5046722491074536, y_stddev=3.163048479350727, theta=-0.0070295894129793896)>
``````

I can also tell you this:

``````type(m2)
<class 'astropy.modeling.functional_models.Gaussian2D'>
Name: Gaussian2D
Inputs: (u'x', u'y')
Outputs: (u'z',)
Fittable parameters: ('amplitude', 'x_mean', 'y_mean', 'x_stddev', 'y_stddev', 'theta')
``````

What I need is a method to extract the parameters of the model, namely:

``````x_mean
y_mean
x_stddev
y_stddev
``````

I am not familiar with this form output so I am really stuck on how to extract the parameters.

The models have attributes you can access:

``````from astropy.modeling import models
g2d = models.Gaussian2D(1,2,3,4,5)
g2d.amplitude.value  # 1.0
g2d.x_mean.value     # 2.0
g2d.y_mean.value     # 3.0
g2d.x_stddev.value   # 4.0
g2d.y_stddev.value   # 5.0
``````

You need to extract these values after you fitted the model but you can access them in the same way: `.<name>.value`.

You can also extract them in one go but then you need to keep track which parameter is in which position:

``````g2d.parameters    # array([ 1.,  2.,  3.,  4.,  5.,  0.])
# Amplitude
g2d.parameters[0] # 1.0
# x-mean
g2d.parameters[1] # 2.0
# ...
``````