PyGMT Community Meeting, Thursday January 20, 2022 (UTC 2000)

The PyGMT team will host a community meeting on Thursday January 20 at UTC 20:00. All are welcome! The agenda will include:

  1. PyOpenSci reviews
  2. PyGMT Release v0.6.0 plans
  3. EGU Session

meeting notes:

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2022-01-20 (UTC 20:00)

Youtube recording:


  • Claus-Peter Rueckemann
  • Wei Ji Leong
  • Will Schlitzer
  • Andre Belem
  • Meghan Jones


  1. PyOpenSci reviews
  2. PyGMT Release v0.6.0 plans
  3. EGU Session


  • PyOpenSci reviews
    • Place for people to review software, Python focused
    • Two reviewers went through PyGMT docs, install, etc.
    • Both reviews were positive
    • Some comments are small
    • Main issue is examples for each user-facing function
      • Currently missing examples for data processing functions
    • Overall feedback about GMT syntax
    • Translating GMT examples to PyGMT - need to try to make it reproducible
    • Need to reorder some of the unit test documentation sections so that they run properly for newcomers (main problem Simon had was not having ran dvc pull)
    • Timing of addressing reviews relative to regular maintenance - can quickly address easy comments
  • v0.6.0 release
    • Not a ton of new features since the last version
    • Try to get release by early March (no rush since EGU has been postponed)
    • Discussion about which new features are in progress
    • Everyone is working on wrapping some new GMT functions (grdhisteq, triangulate, etc)
    • Andre thinking about having releases with notebooks showcasing how to do something (e.g. time series analysis)
    • Need to get community input on pythonic syntax for GMT arguments (e.g., pen RFC)
    • Need to review/finish bug fix with spaces
    • Someone mentioned bug on gmtselect being limited to lines shorter than 4090 bytes
    • Also legend crashes when >100 symbols are plotted using GMT 6.3 compared to GMT 5
    • Plan for March 05, 2022 (Michael as release manager?)
    • Track wrap GMT modules using project boards. Use GitHub issues to track some component of wrapping a GMT module
  • EGU workshop planning
    • Schedule conflicts - tell us about it
    • Most of us will do this remotely, Leo said he might go in person
    • Would be good to have tutorials for the remote sensing features if they are completed before May
    • Tasks before May - complete content but most will be recycled
    • Andre suggested using Mars data for the tutorials since that was a very popular topic at AGU including atmospheric Mars data
  • AOB
    • Will asked about new earth datasets - Meghan said should be due soon as most of the testing has been completed, probably next week-ish. Might break about 20-50 tests in PyGMT