foxbox python

Emails to SMS on a FoxBox

Our Belgian Earthquake Emergency Report System (BEERS) detects abnormal visitor fluxes on the http://www.seismologie.be website and sends emails & SMS whenever some threshold is met. Recently, we have upgraded our sms machinery to FoxBox and for some weird reasons, the whole did not behave normally. The process is simple : Detection → Send Email to sms…

ew.logo

Earthworm statmgr replacement

At ROB, we don’t use Earthworm (ew) for real time acquisition or monitoring, but we have installed it on our computer at the Kawah Ijen observatory in order to group all seismic fluxes on a single machine, and thus a single archive. Sometimes, for random reasons, some ew modules fail and crash and are marked…

shaded_3

Shaded Relief Map in Python

Today, we’ll combine different cool stuff: cartopy, Google Maps tiles, SRTM elevation data and shaded relief maps ! We will need cartopy (+ dependencies), which you can install from source, or from C. Gohlke’s prebuilt binaries for Windows users. The first map we create will simply show a 1 degree-square zone including Sudelfeld (where I…

random1

Jacknife

The Jacknife  is also sometimes called the “Leave One Out” method, and is a method to somehow evaluate the stability of statistics done on data. By leaving one element out of the input array and studying the mean of the values, one can identify outliers. Here is a small Python implementation, generalised to “Leave N…