SEPAL environment#

CLI tools#

SEPAL platform includes a variety of useful Command Line Interface utilities to help resolve specific problems, some of them are listed below:

  • gdal

  • gdrive

  • gee

  • gwb

  • ofgt

  • otb

These tools can be called directly from the terminal or any programming language sending commands to the kernel including R and Python (installed by default on any SEPAL account).


The code executed previously on an existing example.tif file.

gdalinfo example.tif


If you’re running actions from multiple directories or multiple instances, you can open multiple terminal tabs and name them as you see fit.


If the code you want to execute is taking time, please consider running it in the background using nohup.

nohup gdalinfo example.tif &

All the console outputs will be redirected to a nohup.out in your home directory but the execution will be running in the background. Thus you will be able to safely close the terminal or even the browser window without killing your process. more information about nohup can be found here.

coding tools#

In the app section, you’ll find at the top of the list 3 coding tools:

  • JupyterLab

  • JupyterNotebook

  • Rstudio

They will allow the user to code wokflows in any of the available languages using the coresponding environment built-in in SEPAL. These environments are fully customizables, click on the Python or R section to know more.