class MassDownloader(providers=None, debug=False)[source]

Bases: builtins.object

Class facilitating data acquisition across all FDSN web service implementations.

  • providers (list of str) List of FDSN client names or service URLS. Will use all FDSN implementations known to ObsPy if set to None. The order in the list also determines their priority, if data is available at more then one provider it will always be downloaded from the provider that comes first in the list.
  • debug Debug flag passed to the underlying FDSN web service clients.


__doc__ str(object=’‘) -> str
__module__ str(object=’‘) -> str
__weakref__ list of weak references to the object (if defined)

Public Methods

download Launch the actual data download.

Private Methods


Private methods are mainly for internal/developer use and their API might change without notice.

_initialize_clients Initialize all clients.

Special Methods

__dir__ default dir() implementation
__format__ default object formatter
__new__ Create and return a new object.
__reduce__ helper for pickle
__reduce_ex__ helper for pickle
__sizeof__ size of object in memory, in bytes
__subclasshook__ Abstract classes can override this to customize issubclass().