[obspy-users] using headonly flag in readMSEED()

thomas veymont thomas.veymont at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 17:16:47 CEST 2011


hello,

I don't fully understand the meaning of the "headonly" flag for the
readMSEED function :

http://docs.obspy.org/packages/autogen/obspy.mseed.core.readMSEED.html#obspy.mseed.core.readMSEED

- what informations am I going to miss if I set headonly to True ?
(e.g : if I have many Traces in a single file, am I going to get the
metadata for all traces anyway ?)

- may I expect an positive impact on performance when setting headonly
to True ?

- is it mutually exclusive with the quality boolean flag ?

thanks
Tom




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