spacepy.toolbox.tOverlap

spacepy.toolbox.tOverlap(ts1, ts2, *args, **kwargs)[source]

Finds the overlapping elements in two lists of datetime objects

Parameters
ts1datetime

first set of datetime object

ts2datetime

datatime object

args :

additional arguments passed to tOverlapHalf

Returns
outlist

indices of ts1 within interval of ts2, & vice versa

Examples

Given two series of datetime objects, event_dates and omni[‘Time’]:

>>> import spacepy.toolbox as tb
>>> from spacepy import omni
>>> import datetime
>>> event_dates = st.tickrange(datetime.datetime(2000, 1, 1), datetime.datetime(2000, 10, 1), deltadays=3)
>>> onni_dates = st.tickrange(datetime.datetime(2000, 1, 1), datetime.datetime(2000, 10, 1), deltadays=0.5)
>>> omni = omni.get_omni(onni_dates)
>>> [einds,oinds] = tb.tOverlap(event_dates, omni['ticks'])
>>> omni_time = omni['ticks'][oinds[0]:oinds[-1]+1]
>>> print omni_time
[datetime.datetime(2000, 1, 1, 0, 0), datetime.datetime(2000, 1, 1, 12, 0),
... , datetime.datetime(2000, 9, 30, 0, 0)]