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System Requirements

ncplot is an X-Windows based program using the Motif GUI toolkit. OpenMotif is available for RHEL via yum(1) ("yum install openmotif-devel"). For Fedora, visit the PBone repository and retreive the ccrma openmotif RPMs.

ncplot requires netCDF 3.0 or later be installed. netCDF RPMs are available via yum for all Redhat and Fedora products. Optionally you can build netCDF from source from Unidata. ncplot does not require netCDF to be built with HDF5.


Redhat RPMs

RHEL 6 x86_64 4.9.5
RHEL 6 x86_64 4.9.6
RHEL 6 x86_64 4.9.7
RHEL 7 x86_64 4.9.8

For RHEL 6 and Fedora 10+ the fonts used by ncplot, ncpp, and xpms2d are not installed by default. If you get core dumps on start up, or messages about fonts not found and square boxes instead text, then try this:

yum install "xorg-x11-fonts-ISO*"

Source code

Source code is now on github. https://github.com/ncar/ncplot

GMT geo-political database for track plots

GMT5 is the default with RHEL7 and Mac Sierra. GMT5 does not use the environment variables.

GMT4 is available for both RHEL5, RHEL6, and Fedora from the EPEL repository. Optionally you can still download and build it from source.


Sample netCDF File

Sample netCDF data file (33MB): Sample.nc

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