An easy and flexible way to perform and implement geophysical data analysis.

All from inside the powerful Python language.

Fatiando is built on top of the Scipy ecosystem: Numpy, Cython, matplotlib, Mayavi, etc. Current capabilities include:

Browse the Cookbook for examples of what Fatiando can do.

Support us!

Fatiando is research software made by scientists. Please cite it in your publications if you used it. Citations help us justify the effort that goes into building and maintenance.

Getting help and contributing

There are many ways to get in contact with us:

You don’t have to dive into the code to contribute! You can start by sending us your feedback, bug reports, feature requests, code contributions, spelling corrections, usage examples, etc.

If you want to mess with the code, take a look at our developers guide. Don’t be afraid to ask for help getting started!


  • July 2014: We presented a poster at Scipy 2014 about the fatiando.inversion package. See the Github repo for the poster and source code behind it.
  • June 2013: Fatiando a Terra was presented at SciPy 2013. Slides and source code of the presentation and proceedings are on Github. Watch a recorded version on Youtube.