Timeline for dropping support for Python 2.7

Work in the overall scientific Python ecosystem to sunset Python version 2.7 is underway in earnest, so the time has come for Unidata's Python team to start planning the timeline for our own software (MetPy and Siphon) to do the same. We propose to drop support for Python 2.7 in the Fall of 2019; this means that releases of MetPy and Siphon in the Fall of 2019 will be the first that support only Python 3.

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Siphon 0.7.0 released

Siphon 0.7.0 has been released with a variety of new features and some bug fixes. Packages are available for Conda and the Python Package Index (PyPI). For full release notes see the GitHub Release Page.

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Plotting AWIPS Map Resources with Python

The python-awips package provides access to the entire AWIPS Maps Database for use in Python GIS applications. Map objects are returned as Shapely geometries (Polygon, Point, MultiLineString, etc.) and can be easily plotted by Matplotlib, Cartopy, MetPy, and other packages.

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Simple Plotting in Python with matplotlib

In this series, we work on some simpler tasks:

  1. Making a line plot using matplotlib
  2. Downloading a time-series of data from a THREDDS server
  3. Plotting the data using matplotlib
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Plotting GINI Water Vapor Imagery (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a series of notebooks showing how to plot GINI-formatted satellite data from a THREDDS server using MetPy and Siphon. In Part 1 we covered how to access and parse the data file. In this part, we cover:

  • Grabbing the data from the file
  • Making sense of the projection information
  • Plotting with CartoPy and matplotlib
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