class Inventory(networks, source, sender=None, created=None, module='ObsPy 1.1.0.post0+237.ge68351d03a.obspy.master', module_uri='https://www.obspy.org')[source]

Bases: obspy.core.util.base.ComparingObject

The root object of the Inventory->Network->Station->Channel hierarchy.

In essence just a container for one or more networks.


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

Public Methods

get_channel_metadata Return basic metadata for a given channel.
get_contents Returns a dictionary containing the contents of the object.
get_coordinates Return coordinates for a given channel.
get_orientation Return orientation for a given channel.
get_response Find response for a given channel at given time.
plot Creates a preview map of all networks/stations in current inventory object.
plot_response Show bode plot of instrument response of all (or a subset of) the inventory’s channels.
select Returns the Inventory object with only the
write Writes the inventory object to a file or file-like object in the specified format.

Private Methods


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

_Inventory__copy_inventory_metadata Will be called after two inventory objects have been merged.

Special Methods

__dir__ default dir() implementation
__format__ default object formatter
type networks:list of
__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().