pylops.Laplacian(dims, dirs=(0, 1), weights=(1, 1), sampling=(1, 1), edge=False, dtype='float64')[source]


Apply second-order centered laplacian operator to a multi-dimensional array (at least 2 dimensions are required)

dims : tuple

Number of samples for each dimension.

dirs : tuple, optional

Directions along which laplacian is applied.

weights : tuple, optional

Weight to apply to each direction (real laplacian operator if weights=[1,1])

sampling : tuple, optional

Sampling steps dx and dy for each direction

edge : bool, optional

Use reduced order derivative at edges (True) or ignore them (False)

dtype : str, optional

Type of elements in input array.

l2op : pylops.LinearOperator

Laplacian linear operator


The Laplacian operator applies a second derivative along two directions of a multi-dimensional array.

For simplicity, given a two dimensional array, the Laplacian is:

\[y[i, j] = (x[i+1, j] + x[i-1, j] + x[i, j-1] +x[i, j+1] - 4x[i, j]) / (dx*dy)\]

Examples using pylops.Laplacian