Finding Magnetic Declination with Python

Finding Magnetic Declination with Python

The compass is the essential navigation tool pointing explorers, sailors, pilots, and scientists in the right direction since the 11th century. As with any tool, there’s a catch. The compass points to the magnetic North which is not exactly aligned with...
Shop Tour 2022 – We are Officially Out of Space!

Shop Tour 2022 – We are Officially Out of Space!

About three years ago I took a leap of faith to leave my full time job and make building this company my mission. I contacted a realtor and found a medium sized building (about 2400 sq ft or 220 sq m) in an industrial area of Siloam Springs, AR to move into. I thought...
How to Easily Convert Pandas DataFrames to XArray DataSets

How to Easily Convert Pandas DataFrames to XArray DataSets

Pandas DataFrames serve us well in many applications, but for data with multiple coordinates or many attributes XArray may be a better fit. In this week’s video we explore how to convert a DataFrame to a DataSet using upper air balloon data as an example. Pandas...
Conda Clean – How to Free up GIGABYTES of Space

Conda Clean – How to Free up GIGABYTES of Space

Technology, like so many other things, seems to be a bit cyclic. In the 90’s we always worried about conserving disk space as it cost a small fortune. Compact code, small files, and making every bit count were just how we did it. Then as hard drives got bigger...