ObsPy is an open-source project dedicated to provide a Python framework for processing seismological data. It provides parsers for common file formats, clients to access data centers and seismological signal processing routines which allow the manipulation of seismological time series (see Beyreuther et al. 2010, Megies et al. 2011).
The goal of the ObsPy project is to facilitate rapid application development for seismology.
ObsPy 0.9.0 offers (amongst many other things) two major new features: support for the FDSN webservices and the FDSN StationXML format.
The ObsPy Gallery and its related ObsPy Tutorial are maybe the best point to get a first impression of what ObsPy is all about. The tutorial is a collection of short example programs with explanations and program output. For help getting started with Python, have a look at this collection of links to Tutorials.
ObsPy is currently running and tested on Linux (32 and 64 bit), Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 bit and/or 64 bit) and Mac OS X (32 and 64 bit Intel and untested support for 32 and 64 bit PPC).
These notes describe installing ObsPy on the following platforms:
If you intend on performing parallel processing with Python and Obspy, please read the following.
If you are using ObsPy we strongly recommend for you to join the [obspy-users] mailing list. This list will be the place where new additions, important changes and bug fixes will be announced. The list can also be used to contact other ObsPy users for open discussions.
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Note: Documentation for current master snapshot can be found here
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