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LiPD utilities to process, convert, and analyze data.

Project description

Input/output and manipulation utilities for LiPD files in Matlab, R and Python.

What is it?

LiPD is short for Linked PaleoData. LiPD is the data standard for paleoclimatology and the exchange of data amongst paleoclimate experts. This package will help you convert your existing database of paleoclimate observations into LiPD files. Moreover, it contains tools to analyze and manipulate LiPD data.


LiPD is a package containing multiple modules. Install globally on your system with:

pip install LiPD

Python v3.4+ is required


Using your preferred Python IDE or a Python console, you can import the LiPD package using:

import lipd

Now you can call any function in the LiPD package.


Getting started

Examples and guides are located on the github at:


  • Convert Excel –> LiPD
  • Convert NOAA <–> LiPD
  • Read LiPD file for data analysis
  • Write LiPD file
  • Extract/collapse/filter/query on a time series


For a list of modules that are installed with this package, please refer to the file called REQUIREMENTS.

Further information


Linked Earth Wiki:


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The project is licensed under the GNU Public License. Please refer to the file called LICENSE.

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