pyhector is a Python interface for the simple global climate carbon-cycle model Hector.

pyhector makes the simple climate model Hector easily installable and usable from Python and can for example be used in the analysis of mitigation scenarios, in integrated assessment models, complex climate model emulation, and uncertainty analyses.

Hector is written in C++ and developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The model description is published in

Hartin, C. A., Patel, P., Schwarber, A., Link, R. P., and Bond-Lamberty, B. P.: A simple object-oriented and open-source model for scientific and policy analyses of the global climate system – Hector v1.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 939-955, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-939-2015, 2015.

See the Hector repository and wiki for further information.

The Python interface pyhector is developed by Sven Willner and Robert Gieseke at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Pyhector uses pybind11 to wrap Hector’s API. The version of Hector used can be read using Pyhector’s __hector_version__ field.