Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact myusgs@usgs.gov. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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  • The starting point for all things Python is: http://python.org
  • There are a large number of instructional videos available, follow this link for an example.
  • Python is distributed with a large standard library of modules that support various tasks, but many more are available online. An extensive collection of pre-compiled libraries are available in this collection posted by Christoph Gohlke. Key libraries of interest to scientific computing include NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, and netCDF4.
  • A version of the GDAL and OGR libraries is now available in Python, in a package called pypi.

Packages for Python

There are a few distributions of python libraries that try to eliminate the hassle of pulling together lots of libraries. We should investigate these!

Python and ArcGIS

  • Python, aside from being a standalone general scripting language, has become the main scripting language for the ArcGIS platform. Versions of Python 2.x and Python libraries that are included in different versions of ArcGIS are as follows:

    ArcGIS

    9.3

    10.0

    10.1 (beta)

    Python

    2.5.1

    2.6.2

    2.7

    NumPy

    1.0.3

    1.3

    1.5

    matplotlib

    1.0.1

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