Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Richard Hattersley will be giving a presentation on Iris at the Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python on the Tuesday 8th Jan in Room 12B Austin Convention Center.

We hope that the symposium is successful for everyone. We are looking forward to being there, making a contribution to the preceedings and learning from other attendees.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Contributor Licence Agreement now available

The project now has a Contributor License Agreement (CLA). This has been posted on our Scitools website off the Governance page. We have also written a Privacy Policy to let you know how we will store, process and protect your data.

If you are not sure what a CLA is then browse to an excellent briefing note by Ross Gardler and Rowan Wilson at OSS Watch.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Welcome to

Welcome to the Scitools blog. Currently, we are a team of developers resident in the Met Office who have been working with our Science colleagues to develop new libraries written in Python. We have written two main modules, Iris and Cartopy. Iris is a library that can be used  to read, write, analyse and visualise climate and weather data. Below demonstrates the use of Iris and Cartopy to plot global air temperature:

An interesting example using Iris to show contour plots of a cross-sectioned multi-dimensional cube which features a hybrid height vertical coordinate system is below:

The purpose of this blog is for us to let you know what we are doing, conferences we will be attending and to pass on information about the libraries we are building under the Scitools GitHub organisation.  We hope that as we go forward we will be able to have guest blog entries from users and interested parties about the work we are doing and their use of the libraries.

Links for you to follow to find out more are below:

Source code:
Scitools website:

Scitools Development Team.