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sunraster is an open-source Python library that provides the tools to read in and analyze spectrogram data.


An easy way to install sunraster is to do so with the anaconda distribution using the conda-forge channel, with the following command at the terminal:

conda install --channel conda-forge sunraster

Another equally easy way to install sunraster is with pip:

pip install sunraster


If you want to develop sunraster you will need to install from GitHub. We suggest you fork sunraster so you can work on it. The best way to do this is to create a new python virtual environment (conda/pipenv or others) and then install the git version of sunraster:

$ git clone<your username>/sunraster.git
$ cd sunraster
$ pip install -e .\[dev\]

For detailed installation instructions (aimed at installing sunpy), see the Newcomers' guide in the sunpy docs.

Getting help

For more information or to ask questions about sunraster, check out:


If you would like to get involved, start by joining the SunPy mailing list and check out the Developers Guide section of the SunPy docs. Help is always welcome so let us know what you like to work on, or check out the issues page for the list of known outstanding items.

For more information on contributing to sunraster, please read SunPy's Newcomers' guide.

Code of Conduct

When you are interacting with the SunPy community you are asked to follow our Code of Conduct.