[IPython-dev] Cartopy - was maps inline

Raymond Yee raymond.yee at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 15:46:31 EST 2014

Hi Phil,

I'd definitely like to try cartopy. I'm hesitant to dive in at the
moment because according to

    Installation of cartopy can currently only be done from source.
Build instructions for specific operating systems can be found in the
building from source section.

I'm leading a class in which I've had everyone install anaconda on their
laptops -- whether it be running OS X, Windows, or Linux.   You know how
hard it will be in practice to install cartopy under those conditions?


On 2/10/14 2:02 AM, Phil Elson wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> Thanks for the free publicity :)
> You're right - the notebook is killer for sharing examples
> (e.g. http://nbviewer.ipython.org/gist/pelson/7772265)  and we're
> making pretty heavy use of it. I'm also super keen to convert the
> cartopy gallery
> (http://scitools.org.uk/cartopy/docs/latest/gallery.html) to be
> notebook based - I think all the tools are available with IPython now,
> it's just a case of joining them all together and applying a bit of
> Python glue.
> Finally, a huge success story for me has been the course material that
> I've been able to write with the notebook. It's still in a state of
> flux, but I've been teaching introductions to numpy (3.5 hrs),
> matplotlib (3 hrs), cartopy (0.5 hrs) and iris (6 hrs) to experienced
> weather/climate research scientists using nothing but IPython
> notebook, and I've set up each of the students with notebook
> environments for the class exercises. If anybody is interested, the
> material is available on github (https://github.com/SciTools/courses)
> and as an example, the Iris course can be seen on nbviewer at
> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/SciTools/courses/blob/master/course_content/iris_intro.ipynb
> .
> I've said it before, but I'll say it again - IPython notebook
> absolutely rocks so thank you to everybody who has been involved in
> its conception and development!
> Cheers,
> Phil
> On 31 January 2014 04:34, <maplabs at light42.com
> <mailto:maplabs at light42.com>> wrote:
>      people may be aware of this project:
>        https://github.com/SciTools/cartopy
>     they seem to use iPython-notebook a *lot* ..
>     --
>     Brian M Hamlin
>     OSGeo California Chapter
>     blog.light42.com <http://blog.light42.com>
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