The Project

The SunPy project (also known as the SunPy organization) was founded and defined by this document. Its primary goal is to facilitate and promote the use and development of a community-led, free and open-source solar data-analysis software based on the scientific Python environment.

The organization of a board of directors, a lead developer appointed by the board, community roles and the sunpy and affiliated package developers. Anyone is welcome to participate in the SunPy organization. The purpose of the board is to lead the overall structure and direction of SunPy while the lead developer works with the developer community to implement it.

Members of the development community are too numerous to list here but a list of anyone who contributed code to SunPy is available on Github contributors and for each major release we keep track of who contributed in-between releases.

SunPy Board

Steven Christe

Steven Christe

David Pérez-Suárez

David Pérez-Suárez

Monica Bobra

Monica Bobra

Russell Hewett

Russell Hewett

Jack Ireland

Jack Ireland

Kevin Reardon

Kevin Reardon

Sabrina Savage

Sabrina Savage

Albert Shih

Albert Shih

Juan Oliveros

Juan Oliveros

Stuart Mumford

Stuart Mumford

Community Roles

Lead Developer

Stuart Mumford

Stuart Mumford

Release Manager

Nabil Freij

Nabil Freij

Communications Officer

Jack Ireland

Jack Ireland

Summer of Code Administrator

David Pérez-Suárez

David Pérez-Suárez

Affiliated Packages

An affiliated package is a Python package related to Solar Physics that is not part of the SunPy core library, but can be included in the future as part of the SunPy project’s community.

As a community-driven project SunPy thus encourages contributions from a diverse group of people on building such software that has the potential to be a future Affiliated SunPy Package.

Requirements to be satisfied:

  • The package must make use of all appropriate features in the core SunPy library, to reduce code duplication and complexity.
  • The software must provide documentation that explains the function and use of the package, and this documentation should be of comparable standard to the core SunPy library.
  • The code should as far as possible provide an easy to run test suite to verify the correct operation of the package.
  • The developers of an affiliated package should engage with the rest of the SunPy community to encourage knowledge and code sharing within the community.

Please look at this SEP to read about our policies surrounding affiliated packages. Please send an email to the mailing list to start a dialogue.

Package Name Description Documentation Maintainer
IRISPy A package for handling data from the IRIS satellite IRISPy Docs Daniel Ryan
SolarBExtrapolation A package used to do solar magnetic field extrapolations SolarBExtrapolation Docs Alex Hamilton
sunkit-sst A package that allows the reading of spectral files that are used by the Swedish Solar Telescope sunkit-sst Docs Nabil Freij