Band Collection Statistics (Spatial Analyst)
Summary
Calculates the statistics for a set of raster bands.
Usage

The raster bands must have a common intersection. If there is none, an error occurs and no output is created.

If the extents of the raster bands are not the same, the statistics will be calculated on the common spatial extent of all the input raster bands. The cell size will be that of the maximum of the input rasters, by default; otherwise, it will depend on the Raster Analysis environment settings.

The default setting of the Compute matrices parameter (BRIEF in scripting, unchecked in the tool dialog box) is to only compute the minimum, maximum, mean, and standard deviation of the input raster bands. To calculate these statistics and also the covariance and correlation matrices, set the parameter to DETAILED in scripting, or checked in the tool dialog box. A covariance matrix presents the variances of all raster bands along the diagonal from the upper left to lower right and covariances between all raster bands in the remaining entries. The correlation matrix provides the correlation coefficients between each combination of two input bands.

In the calculation of the covariance matrix, the mean value of the band is used for any input cells that are NoData.

The statistics are written to the output file in ASCII text format. The extension for the output must be .txt.

If the input is a layer created from a multiband raster with more than three bands, the operation will consider all the bands associated with the source dataset, not just the three bands that were loaded (symbolized) by the layer. If you want to process a subset of the bands in the source dataset, you can use the Make Raster Layer tool to create an input layer containing the desired bands.
Syntax
Parameter  Explanation  Data Type 
in_raster_bands [in_raster_band,...] 
The input raster bands.  Raster Layer 
out_stat_file 
The output ASCII file containing the statistics. A .txt extension is required.  File 
compute_matrices (Optional) 
Specifies whether covariance and correlation matrices are calculated.
 Boolean 
Code Sample
This example calculates the statistics for a set of raster bands.
import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data" BandCollectionStats("redlands", "c:/sapyexamples/output/redbandstats.txt", "BRIEF")
This example calculates the statistics for a set of raster bands.
# Name: BandCollectionStats_Ex_02.py # Description: Calculates the statistics for a set of raster bands. # Requirements: Spatial Analyst Extension # Author: ESRI # Import system modules import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * # Set environment settings env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data" # Set local variables inRasterBand1 = "sb/sbc1" inRasterBand2 = "sb/sbc2" outStatFile = "C:/sapyexamples/output/bandstatfile.txt" # Check out the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension license arcpy.checkOutExtension("Spatial") # Execute BandCollectionStats BandCollectionStats([inRasterBand1, inRasterBand2], outStatFile, "DETAILED")