PyGMT v0.1.2 released

Announcing PyGMT v0.1.2, a patch release to support the SciPy 2020 sprint session!

The PyGMT team is pleased to present version v0.1.2 which is a small patch release mostly with improvements to the documentation. Note that this will be the last version to support GMT 6.0, and that future PyGMT versions will require GMT 6.1 or newer. Here’s a couple of new features in this patch release:

  • Wrap grdcut (#492)
  • Add show_versions() function for printing debugging information used in issue reports (#466)

The full list of changes can be found in the changelog. Installation instructions can be found at @liamtoney is now part of the PyGMT core team, and will be leading the PyGMT sessions for the upcoming SciPy 2020 sprints this weekend (11-12 June 2020) and Remote Online Sessions for Emerging Seismologists (ROSES) summer school next month (11 August)!

Disclaimer: We are currently aware of some major bugs, especially one where passing xarray grids to PyGMT functions like grdimage and grdview results in unexpected behaviour. This will be resolved as soon as possible in the v0.2.0 release, and we appreciate your patience as we work through some tricky issues.

Roadmap to v0.2.0

Looking into the future, here are some new features being planned:

  • Support datetime data types as input to plot (#242)
  • Fix a bunch of bugs that were dependent on the upstream GMT 6.1 release (see here)
  • etc

This will be a pretty busy month for us (we’re just a bunch of PostDocs/PhD students), but feel free to say hi :wave: and get to know PyGMT better at the Scipy 2020 sprint, or better yet, send in a contribution! Happy take questions here on the forum, or receive bug reports on our Github issue tracker.

Enjoy :partying_face:

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