Our tools are built in Python and can be used in Jupyter notebooks, scripts, and other libraries and programs. All of our software is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows.
In order to start using the Fatiando tools you need to install a Python distribution. We recommend using Anaconda. You can find detailed instructions on how to install it on any operating system in the Software Carpentry setup instructions.
Install the latest tools
Once you’ve finished setting up Python, you can install all of the latest Fatiando tools.
The recommended method is using the
conda package manager with a single
conda install verde harmonica boule pooch --channel conda-forge
Alternatively, you can use the
pip package manager:
pip install verde harmonica boule pooch
Run these commands in a terminal (Linux/Mac) or “Anaconda prompt” (Windows).
Installing the legacy
fatiando package is not currently maintained or developed,
meaning that it won’t get bug fixes or new features. The purpose of these
instructions are for legacy use only, in order to run old code to check
reproducibility of results.
If you are working on some new research or data analysis, we strongly recommend using the latest tools instead.
If you need to install the old
fatiando package, you can still do so through
conda. Please note the following instructions were only tested under a GNU/Linux distribution, so
we don’t guarantee that they will also work on a different OS.
Since the old
fatiando runs on Python 2.7, a deprecated version of Python,
you need to create a separate environment for our installation in order to
avoid conflicts with your Anaconda installation.
Create a new environment and install the required packages:
conda create --name fatiando-legacy -c conda-forge python=2.7 numpy=1.10 scipy=1.2 matplotlib=2.2 pillow=6.2 future=0.18 numba=0.43 pytest=4.6 fatiando=0.5
Activate the newly created environment:
conda activate fatiando-legacy
And test your installation:
python -c "import fatiando; fatiando.test()"
You should see a green dot after each test is run and no red
The documentation for the legacy
fatiando package is available at