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Installing and running NCL under Windows

NCL cannot be run under native Windows. You must run NCL under a UNIX environment.

For Windows users, there are two possible options for running NCL

  1. Run NCL under the Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux

  2. Run NCL under Cygwin/X

If you have Windows 10, the Linux subsystem option is the better of the two because it enables you to run a 64-bit version of NCL. If you have an older version of Windows, then your only option is to run NCL under a 32-bit version of Cygwin/X.