spacepy.omni.omnirange

spacepy.omni.omnirange(dbase='QDhourly')[source]

Returns datetimes giving start and end times in the OMNI/Qin-Denton data

The update function in toolbox retrieves all available hourly Qin-Denton data, and this function accesses that and looks up the start and end times, returning them as datetime objects.

Parameters
dbasestring (optional)

name of omni database to check. Currently ‘QDhourly’ and ‘OMNI2hourly’

Returns
omnirangetuple

containing two datetimes giving the start and end times of the available data

Examples

>>> import spacepy.omni as om
>>> om.omnirange()
(datetime.datetime(1963, 1, 1, 0, 0), datetime.datetime(2011, 11, 30, 23, 0))
>>> om.omnirange(dbase='OMNI2hourly')
(datetime.datetime(1963, 1, 1, 0, 0), datetime.datetime(2011, 11, 30, 23, 0))