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Generates and manipulates the physical parameters of a bicycle.

Project Description

A python program designed to produce and manipulate the basic parameters needed for the Whipple bicycle model.


These are the versions that I tested the code with, but the code will most likely work with older versions.


These are required to bulid the documentation:


The easiest method to download and install is with pip:

$ pip install BicycleParameters

There are other options for getting the source code:

  1. Clone the source code with Git: git clone git://
  2. Download the source from Github.
  3. Dowload the source from pypi.

Once you have the source code navigate to the directory and run:

>>> python install

This will install the software into your system and you should be able to import it with:

>>> import bicycleparameters

Example Code

>>> import bicycleparameters as bp
>>> import numpy as np
>>> rigid = bp.Bicycle('Rigid')
>>> par = rigid.parameters['Benchmark']
>>> rigid.plot_bicycle_geometry()
>>> speeds = np.linspace(0., 10., num=100)
>>> rigid.plot_eigenvalues_vs_speed(speeds)


Please refer to the online documentation for more information.

Release Notes


  • Speed increase for the eigenvalue calculations.
  • Added measurements for the human configuration on some bikes.


  • Fixed the tex related bug for the pendulum fit plots
  • Fixed some import bugs affecting the split fork/handlebar calcs


  • changed the default directory to .
  • added pip install notes
  • fixed urls in and the readme
  • added version number to the package
  • removed the human machine classifier
  • reduced the size of the images in the docs
  • broke into several modules
  • updated the documentation


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