Open-Source Software Framework Integrates Data Analysis



An open-source software framework suitable for integrating many research tasks could be advantageous in various areas of geophysics. Two examples of the most successful and broadly used of such frameworks are the Seismic Un*x, which is used in seismic reflection data processing (SU) [Stockwell, 1999], and Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), used to produce various map projections in PostScript [Wessel and Smith, 1995]. Such large, shared projects bring clear benefits of versatile and uniform software support to the research community yet require decades of consistent development effort. However, SU and GMT are still limited to their respective application areas, and their interactive visualization capabilities are limited.