Open a dataset from the argopy online data repository (requires internet).

If a local copy is found then always use that to avoid network traffic.

Refresh dataset with: ` argopy.tutorial.repodata().download(overwrite=True) `


name (str) –

Name of the dataset to load or get information for. It can be: gdac, weekly_index_prof or global_index_prof.

  • gdac, return the absolute path and list of files in the sample local ftp files.

  • weekly_index_prof, return path and to weekly profile index file

  • global_index_prof, return path and to global profile index file


  • path (str) – Root path to files

  • files (list(str) or str) – List of files with the requested dataset