A Python interface to TRIPACK and STRIPACK Fortran code for (constrained) triangulation in Cartesian coordinates and on a sphere. Stripy is an object-oriented package and includes routines from SRFPACK and SSRFPACK for interpolation (nearest neighbor, linear and hermite cubic) and to evaluate derivatives (Renka 1996a,b and 1997a,b).
stripy is bundled with
litho1pt0 which is a python interface to the crust 1.0 dataset and the lithospheric part of the litho 1.0 dataset (Laske et al, 2013 and Pasyanos et al, 2014) which both requires and demonstrates the triangulation / searching and interpolation on the sphere that is provided by
Launch the demonstration at links.underworldcode.org/stripy-live (mybinder.org)
Moresi, L. and Mather, B.R., (2019). Stripy: A Python module for (constrained) triangulation in Cartesian coordinates and on a sphere.. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(38), 1410, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01410
Navigation / Notebooks
There are two matching sets of
stripy notebooks - one set for Cartesian Triangulations and one for Spherical Triangulations. For most geographical applications, the spherical triangulations are the natural choice as they expect longitude and latitude coordinates (admittedly in radians).
Note: the Cartesian and Spherical notebooks can be obtained / installed from
stripy itself as follows:
python -c 'import stripy; stripy.documentation.install_documentation(path="Notebooks")'
Note, these examples are the notebooks from
litho1pt0 which are installed from the
python -c 'import litho1pt0; litho1pt0.documentation.install_documentation(path="Notebooks")'
The first three notebooks are an introduction to
litho1pt0 that does not explicitly mention
the next two worked examples show how to search, interpolate and plot with the help of
You will need Python 2.7 or 3.5+.
Also, the following packages are required:
Recommended Packages for running the notebooks:
Installing using pip
You can install
stripy using the
pip package manager with either version of Python:
python2 -m pip install stripy python3 -m pip install stripy
All the dependencies will be automatically installed by
pip, except for
(or any Fortran compiler). It must be installed in your system before installing
If you change the Fortran compiler, you may have to add the
config_fc --fcompiler=<compiler name> when
setup.py is run
(see docs for numpy.distutils).
Installing using Docker
A more straightforward installation which does not depend on specific compilers relies on the docker virtualisation system.
To install the docker image and test it is working:
docker pull underworldcode/stripy:latest docker run --rm underworldcode/stripy:latest help
To install the helper scripts for bash:
docker run --rm underworldcode/stripy:latest bash_utils > bash_utils.sh source bash_utils.sh
( you may find it helpful to move/rename this file and source it from
your bash profile at login time )
The bash_utils.sh script installs the following functions which are
available through the bash command line:
stripy-docker-help stripy-docker-sh stripy-docker-nb stripy-docker-browse stripy-docker-serve stripy-docker-terminal
For more information on these functions, run
source bash_utils.sh stripy-docker-help
To use the docker version as you would, say, using ipython to type on the command line:
source bash_utils.sh # (only needs to be done once) stripy-docker-terminal ls ipython
To use the docker version to run a script
source bash_utils.sh # (only needs to be done once) stripy-docker-sh my_python_script.py
To build the dockerfile locally, we provide a script. First ensure you have checked out the source code from github and then run the script in the Docker directory. If you modify the dockerfile and want to push the image to make it publicly available, it will need to be retagged to upload somewhere other than the underworldcode repository.
git checkout https://github.com/underworldcode/stripy.git cd stripy source Docker/build-dockerfile.sh
Two classes are included as part of the Stripy package:
These classes share similar methods and can be easily interchanged.
In addition, there are many helper functions provided for building meshes.
A series of tests are located in the tests subdirectory.
In order to perform these tests clone the repository and run
git checkout https://github.com/underworldcode/stripy.git cd stripy pytest -v
The API for all functions and classes in
stripy can be accessed from http://www.underworldcode.org/stripy/.
Laske, G., G. Masters, and Z. Ma (2013), Update on CRUST1. 0—A 1-degree global model of Earth's crust, Geophys Research Abstracts, 15, EGU2013–2658.
Pasyanos, M. E., T. G. Masters, G. Laske, and Z. Ma (2014), LITHO1.0: An updated crust and lithospheric model of the Earth, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 119(3), 2153–2173, doi:10.1002/2013JB010626.
R. J. Renka, "ALGORITHM 751: TRIPACK: A Constrained Two- Dimensional Delaunay Triangulation Package" ACM Trans. Math. Software, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1996, pp. 1-8.
R. J. Renka, "ALGORITHM 752: SRFPACK: Software for Scattered Data Fitting with a Constrained Surface under Tension", ACM Trans. Math. Software, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1996, pp. 9-17.
R. J. Renka, "ALGORITHM 772: STRIPACK: Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Diagram on the Surface of a Sphere" ACM Trans. Math. Software, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1997, pp. 416-434.
R. J. Renka, "ALGORITHM 773: SSRFPACK: Interpolation of Scattered Data on the Surface of a Sphere with a Surface under Tension", ACM Trans. Math. Software, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1997, pp. 437-439.