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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Packages for Python

In addition to a truly dizzying number of individual add-on libraries for Python, there are a few distributions of sets of python libraries that try to eliminate the hassle of pulling together lots of libraries. We should investigate these! 

Generally useful stuff

  • NumPy is a really important add-on for Python. It provide low-level functions for handling arrays.
  • SciPy is another really important add-on for Python. It's built on top of NumPy and provides higher-level (i.e., more user-friendly) functionality.
  • 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.

In addition to a truly dizzying number of individual add-on libraries for Python, there are a few distributions of sets of python libraries that try to eliminate the hassle of pulling together lots of libraries. We should investigate these!

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