The fatiando package has been deprecated. Please check out the new tools in the Fatiando a Terra website:


Fatiando is made by scientists. Citations help us justify the effort that goes into building and maintaining Fatiando.

Citing the software

If you use it in your research, please cite Fatiando in your publications as:

Uieda, L., V. C. Oliveira Jr, and V. C. F. Barbosa (2013), Modeling the Earth with Fatiando a Terra, Proceedings of the 12th Python in Science Conference, pp. 91 - 98.

This article was peer-reviewed and is available open-access at the conference website. Source files and extra material for the paper are on the leouieda/scipy2013 Github repository.

Here is a Bibtex entry for LaTeX users:

@InProceedings{ uieda-proc-scipy-2013,
  author    = { Leonardo Uieda and Vanderlei C. Oliveira Jr and Val\'eria C. F. Barbosa },
  title     = { Modeling the Earth with Fatiando a Terra },
  booktitle = { Proceedings of the 12th Python in Science Conference },
  pages     = { 96 - 103 },
  year      = { 2013 },
  editor    = { St\'efan van der Walt and Jarrod Millman and Katy Huff }

Citing the methods

Please also cite the method papers of individual functions and classes. The proper references are found in the function, class or module documentation.

For example, the fatiando.gravmag.eqlayer.PELGravity and fatiando.gravmag.eqlayer.PELTotalField classes implement:

Oliveira Jr, V. C., V. C. F. Barbosa, and L. Uieda (2013), Polynomial equivalent layer, Geophysics, 78(1), G1-G13, doi:10.1190/geo2012-0196.1.

DOIs for specific versions of Fatiando

The source code for each release of Fatiando is archived on Zenodo and assigned a DOI. The links below provide citation information if you want to refer to a specific release. However, please also cite the publication above.