gmt.clib.Session.get_default

Session.get_default(name)[source]

Get the value of a GMT default parameter (library version, paths, etc).

Possible default parameter names include:

  • "API_VERSION": The GMT version
  • "API_PAD": The grid padding setting
  • "API_BINDIR": The binary file directory
  • "API_SHAREDIR": The share directory
  • "API_DATADIR": The data directory
  • "API_PLUGINDIR": The plugin directory
  • "API_LIBRARY": The core library path
  • "API_CORES": The number of cores
  • "API_IMAGE_LAYOUT": The image/band layout
  • "API_GRID_LAYOUT": The grid layout
Parameters:
name : str

The name of the default parameter (e.g., "API_VERSION")

Returns:
value : str

The default value for the parameter.

Raises:
GMTCLibError

If the parameter doesn’t exist.