Software Open Access an online, open source, application for the interpretation of paleointensity data - source codes

Beguin, Annemarieke; Paterson, Greig A.; Biggin, Andrew J.; de Groot, Lennart V.

First release of the python codes for archiving on Zenodo is an online, open source, application to analyze paleointensity data produced by the most common paleointensity techniques. Our application currently supports four different methods: thermal Thellier (all variations), microwave Thellier, pseudo-Thellier and the multispecimen protocol. Data can be imported using a variety of input file formats such as ThellierTool files, the generic PmagPy file format, and a number of lab-specific formats. The data for the individual paleointensity methods is visualized by the relevant graphs and parameters, which are updated dynamically while interpreting the data. Beyond manual interpretation, features an auto-interpreter for specimen level Thellier-type data. Interpretations and data can be exported to csv and MagIC files. Moreover, it is possible to export the local storage containing all data, saved interpretations, and settings. This file can be shared among researchers or attached to a paper as supplementary information. Because of its many features and ease of use, is a major step forward in enhancing an open paleomagnetic community in which data can be shared, checked, and reused in line with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles.

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