Metview Python

Python interface to Metview meteorological workstation and batch system
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Metview Python bindings

Python interface to Metview, a meteorological workstation and batch system for accessing, examining, manipulating and visualising meteorological data. See documentation at

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  • A working Metview 5 installation (at least version 5.0.3, ideally 5.3.0 or above), either from binaries or built from source. Conda packages are available for Linux, and native packages are available for many Linux distributions. See
  • Ensure that the command 'metview' will run this version by setting your PATH to include the 'bin' directory from where you built or installed it if it's not in a default location.
  • A Python 3 interpreter (ideally version >= 3.5)


The package is installed from PyPI with:

$ pip install metview

or from conda-forge with:

$ conda install metview-python -c conda-forge


You may run a simple selfcheck command to ensure that your system is set up correctly:

$ python -m metview selfcheck
Hello world - printed from Metview!
Trying to connect to a Metview installation...
Metview version 5.2.0 found
Your system is ready.

To manually test that your system is properly setup open a Python 3 interpreter and try:

>>> import metview as mv
>>> mv.lowercase('Hello World!')
'hello world!'


The [examples](examples) folder contains some Jupyter notebooks and some standalone examples for you to try out!

Project resources

Development ecmwf/metview-python
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