Access HMI, AIA and MDI data with Python
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The drms module provides an easy-to-use interface for accessing HMI, AIA and MDI data with Python. It uses the publicly accessible JSOC DRMS server by default, but can also be used with local NetDRMS sites. More information, including a detailed tutorial is available on Read the Docs.


The drms module supports Python 2.7 and Python 3.4 or newer. It requires the following Python packages:

  • NumPy, version 1.9.0 or newer
  • Pandas, version 0.14.1 or newer
  • Six, version 1.8.0 or newer

The module might also work with earlier versions, but it has not been tested with any versions older than the ones listed above.


The drms Python package can be installed from PyPI using

pip install drms

To upgrade an already existing installation to the latest release, you can write:

pip install -U drms

Note: If you do not use a Python distribution, like Anaconda, and did not create an isolated Python environment using Virtualenv, you might need to add --user to the pip command:

pip install --user drms


The main author of this project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement no. 307117.

See AUTHORS.txt for a list of contributors.