SunPy 1.1 Released#

The SunPy project is happy to announce the release of SunPy 1.1! SunPy is an open-source Python library for Solar Physics data analysis and visualization.

This release is our first major release post-1.0 and part of our new release pattern.

The major highlights of this release are:

  • The coordinates subpackage now supports four additional coordinate frames (HCI, HEE, GSE, and GEI).

  • A new subpackage has been added to support versioned data for functions and methods.

  • Support in and for the SUVI instrument on GOES satellites.

  • Initial support for WISPR data from Parker Solar Probe in

  • The import times for sunpy and some subpackages are significantly shorter, with no loss of functionality.

See What’s New in SunPy 1.1 for more details and the Full Changelog for the full list of over 100 changes in 1.1.

If you use conda, you can update to this release by running:

$ conda install -c conda-forge sunpy

or, if you use pip, by running:

$ pip install -U sunpy

If you haven’t already installed SunPy we recommend you follow our Installation Guide.

By the numbers#

This release of SunPy contains 1137 commits in 242 merged pull requests closing 106 issues from 24 people, 10 of which are first time contributors to SunPy.

The people who have contributed to the code for this release are:

  • Albert Y. Shih

  • Arthur Eigenbrot

  • Brigitta Sipocz

  • David Pérez-Suárez

  • David Stansby

  • Dominik Stańczak *

  • Guntbert Reiter *

  • Himanshu Pathak *

  • Jack Ireland

  • Juanjo Bazán *

  • Laura Hayes

  • Michael S Kirk

  • Nabil Freij

  • Quinn Arbolante *

  • Raahul Singh *

  • Rajiv Ranjan Singh *

  • Steven Christe

  • Stuart Mumford

  • Tom Augspurger *

  • Vishnunarayan K I.

  • Will Barnes

  • Yash Sharma

  • neerajkulk *

Where a * indicates their first contribution to SunPy.

Happy Pythoning,