Frontend / User Interface

The Zephyr project aims to fulfill two main goals:

  1. To support interactive research computing and designing new algorithms, with a focus on seismic waveform inversion, and
  2. to provide a flexible interface to run waveform inversion computations on parallel computing environments.

Furthermore, Zephyr makes use of distributed computing tools from IPython, which are leveraged in both operating modes. IPython (and Jupyter) combine to produce the notebook interface that is quickly becoming the standard for interactive scientific computing in Python and other interpreted languages.

Command-line interface (zephyr.frontend.CLI)

NB: Work in progress

In order to provide a lightweight, non-interactive batch-mode for production and cluster computations, we have implemented a command-line based frontend to Zephyr. This command-line interface presents several sub commands that control the different functions.

Usage: zephyr [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  A command-line interface for Zephyr

Options:
  --version  Show the version and exit.
  --help     Show this message and exit.

Commands:
  clean    Clean up project results / outputs
  init     Set up a new modelling or inversion project
  inspect  Print information about an existing project
  invert   Run an inversion project
  migrate  Run a migration
  model    Run a forward model
  pack     Collect configuration into an HDF5 datafile
  unpack   Extract configuration from an HDF5 datafile

zephyr clean

Clean up project results / outputs

Remove output files from the working directory and prepare to restart / relaunch the one of the commands invert, migrate or model. The clean command will always prompt with a list of files to delete.

zephyr init

Set up a new modelling or inversion project

Generate the required files to run invert, migrate or model. These files and configurations may then be modified to configure the inversion.

zephyr inspect

Print information about an existing project

Generate a report including a basic or extended summary of the project.

zephyr invert

Perform waveform inversion

Carry out waveform inversion using the configuration files present in the current working directory. Configuration will be read from an HDF5 file matching the project name if it exists, but files present in the working directory augment and override entries in the project HDF5 file.

zephyr migrate

Perform reverse-time migration

Carry out reverse-time migration using the configuration files present in the current working directory. Configuration will be read from an HDF5 file matching the project name if it exists, but files present in the working directory augment and override entries in the project HDF5 file.

zephyr model

Perform forward modelling

Carry out forward modelling using the configuration files present in the current working directory. Configuration will be read from an HDF5 file matching the project name if it exists, but files present in the working directory augment and override entries in the project HDF5 file.

zephyr pack

Pack up configuration and data

Take existing configuration files, data and models in the working directory, and combine them into a project HDF5 file.

zephyr unpack

Unpack configuration and data

Unpack configuration items, data and models into the working directory, from a project HDF5 file.