NCL error when runing WRFSI GUI

From: Foo, Alex (Space Technology) <alex.foo_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 18:50:05 -0700

Rick, and all:

Now, my environments are:
printenv NCARG_ROOT
/npoess/apps/IRIX64/ncarg/64 (V4.2.1)
printenv NCL_COMMAND
/npoess/apps/IRIX64/NCL-4.2-64/bin (V4.2.0).
When I ran wrf_tool and tried to produde graphics, error occurred.
See attached jpg.

BTW, I did not use NCL's new lib/ and include/ at all. I do not know
what those are for.


-----Original Message-----
From: Foo, Alex (Space Technology)
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 2:54 PM
To: 'Rick Grubin'; ''
Subject: RE: [ncl-talk] FW: Install NCL to where?

Thank you Rick, But, what about NCL's new lib/ and include/ files, some
of them have the same names as those of my current NCAR Graphics, but
are different? See C.h and ncargC.h, for example:

ll $NCARG_ROOT/include/ncarg (my current NCAR Graphics V4.2.1) total 320
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 12520 Aug 23 2000 c.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 7610 Aug 23 2000 cgm_tools.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 6822 Aug 23 2000 cgmdef.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 4205 Aug 23 2000 ctrans.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 50101 Aug 23 2000 gks.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 4133 Aug 23 2000 gksP.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 52056 Aug 23 2000 ncargC.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 15447 Aug 23 2000 ncarg_ras.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 8338 100 8626 Aug 23 2000 ngmath.h
ll 32/include/ncarg/ (the NCL I downloaded) total 285
-rw-r--r-- 1 s119664 sp-lg-e1 12577 Jan 10 02:32 c.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 s119664 sp-lg-e1 50101 Jan 10 02:35 gks.h
drwxrwxr-x 2 s119664 sp-lg-e1 12288 Apr 19 19:52 hlu/
-rw-r--r-- 1 s119664 sp-lg-e1 66546 Jan 10 02:35 ncargC.h
drwxrwxr-x 2 s119664 sp-lg-e1 4096 Apr 19 19:52 ncl/

Let's say I'd like to install NCL under my $NCARG_ROOT. If I
over-write/replace my old files with the same names of NCL's, will this
cause any problem for my current NCAR Graphics? I am just worried and do
not want to mess up my current NCAR Graphics.
What do you suggest me to do?
-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Grubin []
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:20 PM
To: Foo, Alex (Space Technology)
Subject: Re: FW: Install NCL to where?

Hi Alex,

> The instruction to install NCL in two sites are confusing me:

These instructions are specific to the WRF group at NOAA, their site,
and their computing environment.


These are the default NCL installation instructions, per the NCL Team at
NCAR. They are not absolute, but rather an example on how you might
want to install the software. Locations noted in these instructions
(such as /usr/local as a value for $NCARG_ROOT) are only suggestions --
you may modify them as you wish, if you prefer a different root
installation directory. The location you choose will depend wholly on
policies and procedures established at your site, as the NCL
installation isn't dependent upon the installation location you choose.

> I already have NCAR Graphics 4.3.1.
> The NCL package has bin/ lib/ and include/ Do I have to put the NCL
> bin/* under $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl/ or just under $NCARG_ROOT/bin/?
> Where whould I put NCL lib/* and include/*? under $NCARG_ROOT/lib/ and

> $NCARG_ROOT/include/?
> or under $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl/lib/ and $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl/include/?

It would be fine to install NCL under $NCARG_ROOT. The {bin, include,
lib} directories there are sufficient and will conform to the
instructions found on the NCL website.

Please remember that you must have permission to write to the directory
defined by $NCARG_ROOT.


Rick Grubin      NCAR/CISL/SCD/VETS
Visualization + Enabling Technologies             303.497.1832

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