I think this is more of a syntax problem that I have here. But I am absolutely not able to figure it out. On a different Linux machine I got the following working:

zoneStat = QgsZonalStatistics (polygonLayer, rasterFilePath, 'pre-', 1, QgsZonalStatistics.Mean())

to just calculate the mean and then append it to the .dbf file of the shapefile. The error I get is TypeError: 'Statistic' object is not callable. I see whats the problem, but even after studying the API I couldn't figure it out. What am I doing wrong here?

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If you look at QgsZonalStatistics.Mean it's part of an enumeration - it's actually the integer 4. You're calling it as if it's a function.

Try removing the brackets:-

zoneStat = QgsZonalStatistics (polygonLayer, rasterFilePath, 'pre-', 1, QgsZonalStatistics.Mean)

Note that these values are done as powers of two; to get a combination of several stats, you can sum them (or use a binary or)

e.g. to get maximum, minimum and mean use the python bitwise or (the 'pipe' character)

QgsZonalStatistics.Mean | QgsZonalStatistics.Max | QgsZonalStatistics.Min


zoneStat = QgsZonalStatistics (polygonLayer, rasterFilePath, 'pre-', 1, QgsZonalStatistics.Mean | QgsZonalStatistics.Max | QgsZonalStatistics.Min)
  • how would I add a combination of several of them to the QgsZonalStatistics() function as numbers? I mean from a syntax point of view. Thanks for this great hint by the way! Feb 1, 2016 at 11:21
  • no problems - added an example to the answer.
    – Steven Kay
    Feb 1, 2016 at 13:49

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