IndexVariable.quantile(q, dim=None, interpolation='linear', keep_attrs=None, skipna=True)[source]

Compute the qth quantile of the data along the specified dimension.

Returns the qth quantiles(s) of the array elements.

  • q (float or sequence of float) – Quantile to compute, which must be between 0 and 1 inclusive.

  • dim (str or sequence of str, optional) – Dimension(s) over which to apply quantile.

  • interpolation ({"linear", "lower", "higher", "midpoint", "nearest"}, default: "linear") – This optional parameter specifies the interpolation method to use when the desired quantile lies between two data points i < j:

    • linear: i + (j - i) * fraction, where fraction is the fractional part of the index surrounded by i and j.

    • lower: i.

    • higher: j.

    • nearest: i or j, whichever is nearest.

    • midpoint: (i + j) / 2.

  • keep_attrs (bool, optional) – If True, the variable’s attributes (attrs) will be copied from the original object to the new one. If False (default), the new object will be returned without attributes.


quantiles (Variable) – If q is a single quantile, then the result is a scalar. If multiple percentiles are given, first axis of the result corresponds to the quantile and a quantile dimension is added to the return array. The other dimensions are the dimensions that remain after the reduction of the array.