Just give me the data!
LOSC data is available on the
LIGO data grid
It can be easily accessed using the LOSC example API
$ export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:/home/losc/py
> import readligo as rl
> strain, meta, dq = rl.getstrain(860000000, 860005000,'H1')
> print strain
You got some data!
now a numpy array of strain values, between gps
meta['stop']. The time between samples (in seconds) can be
seen in the variable
meta['dt']. Currently, LOSC data is sampled
at 4096 Hz. For more examples and documentation, try typing
help(rl) or follow the links below.
- Since there are, in general, gaps in the data, we must work with
segments of contiguous data:
- To get started making plots and finding signals, see the tutorials page.
- For more documentation on reading LIGO data and segments with Python, see the
LOSC Example API page.