A tool to plot MAVEN data

tplot, maven, mars, lasp, idl, divide, spedas
pip install pydivide==0.2.16



# Copyright 2019 Regents of the University of Colorado. All Rights Reserved. # Released under the MIT license. # This software was developed at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. # Verify current version before use at: https://github.com/MAVENSDC/Pydivide


Pydivide is a python package which allows the user to quickly plot MAVEN key parameter data. This toolkit uses the "pytplot" library.

Pydivide can be used in python scripts, or interactively through IPython and the Jupyter notebook.

Install Python

You will need the Anaconda distribution of Python 3 in order to run pytplot.

Anaconda comes with a suite of packages that are useful for data science.

Install pydivide

Open up a terminal, and type:

pip install pydivide

This will install pydivide and all of its dependencies.

For HTML plots, you will need to install nodejs. This can be done through Anaconda with the following command:

conda install -c bokeh nodejs

Running Pydivide

To start using pytplot in a similar manner to IDL tplot, start up an interactive environment through the terminal command:


or, if you prefer the jupyter interactive notebook:

jupyter notebook

then, just import the package by typing the command:

import pydivide

A demo/tutorial can be found here: docs/pytplot_tutorial.html.


Full documentation can be found here :



If you have any suggestions or notice any problems, don't hesitate to contact Bryan Harter: harter@lasp.colorado.edu