Learning Python


Resources for Climate Scientists


Useful Libraries

  • NumPy - Numerical Python Library
  • SciPy - Scientific Python Tools
  • Iris - Read, Analyse and Plot Climate Datasets (NetCDF, GRIB, UM output)
  • Cartopy - A library containing cartographic tools for python (alternative to basemap)


For using Python on your desktop computer, consider installing Enthought: Canopy

  • The full version of the software is free for academic users
  • and provides a large library of ready-made python packages