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"pyOptimalEstimation" Package

Python package to solve an inverse problem using Optimal Estimation and an arbitrary Forward model following Rodgers, 2000.

Tested with Python >=3.6. The last version supporting Python 2.7 was 1.1


Change to the folder containing the project and do

  python install

in the terminal. If you do not have root privileges, you can also do:

  python --user install

which will install pyOptimalEstimation in userbase/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages or

  python install --home=~

which will install pyOptimalEstimation in ~/lib/python.


Please reference to our paper if you use the pyOptimalEstimation package

Maahn, M., D. D. Turner, U. Löhnert, D. J. Posselt, K. Ebell, G. G. Mace, and J. M. Comstock, 2020: Optimal Estimation Retrievals and Their Uncertainties: What Every Atmospheric Scientist Should Know. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:


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