pytesmo - a Python Toolbox for the Evaluation of Soil Moisture Observations¶
pytesmo, the Python Toolbox for the Evaluation of Soil Moisture Observations, is a package/python toolbox which aims to provide a library that can be used for the comparison and validation of geospatial time series datasets with a (initial) focus on soil moisture.
Documentation & Software Citation¶
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If you want to contribute, take a look at the developers guide .
This package should be installable through pip which downloads the package
from the python package repository Pypi.
However, pytesmo also needs some packages that depend on C or Fortran libraries (like
They should be installed first with conda. See http://conda.pydata.org/docs/ on how to use it.
We recommend using either Anaconda or
conda install -c conda-forge numpy scipy pandas netCDF4 cython pyresample
pytesmo can be installed via pip.
pip install pytesmo
As an alternative (e.g. if you want to contribute to the package), you can clone the Github repository and install from source:
git clone https://github.com/TUW-GEO/pytesmo.git --recursive cd pytesmo conda create -n pytesmo python=3.6 # or any supported python version source activate pytesmo conda env update -f environment.yml -n pytesmo pip install -e .
If you are using windows and conda is missing a package then always check http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/ to see if there is already a precompiled .exe or .whl file for you to easily install.
Soil moisture is observed using different methods and instruments, in this version several satellite datasets as well as in situ and reanalysis data are supported through independent and optional (reader) packages:
- Data from the International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN)
In case of the ISMN, two different formats are provided: An example of how to use the dataset in the pytesmo validation framework can be found in the “Examples” chapter. * Variables stored in separate files (CEOP formatted)
We are happy if you want to contribute. Please raise an issue explaining what is missing or if you find a bug. We will also gladly accept pull requests against our master branch for new features or bug fixes.
Please follow the developers guide.