gstools.transform.boxcox(fld, lmbda=1, shift=0, field='field', store=True, process=False, keep_mean=True)[source]

(Inverse) Box-Cox transformation to denormalize data.

After this transformation, the again Box-Cox transformed field is normal distributed.


  • fld (Field) – Field class containing a generated field.

  • lmbda (float, optional) – The lambda parameter of the Box-Cox transformation. For lmbda=0 one obtains the log-normal transformation. Default: 1

  • shift (float, optional) – The shift parameter from the two-parametric Box-Cox transformation. The field will be shifted by that value before transformation. Default: 0

  • field (str, optional) – Name of field to be transformed. The default is “field”.

  • store (str or bool, optional) – Whether to store field inplace (True/False) or under a given name. The default is True.

  • process (bool, optional) – Whether to process in/out fields with trend, normalizer and mean of given Field instance. The default is False.

  • keep_mean (bool, optional) – Whether to keep the mean of the field if process=True. The default is True.


Transformed field.

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