readAsciiHead and NCL strings

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:12:39 -0600 (MDT)

Hi all,

As mentioned before, Mike's problem was due to the fact he was trying to
read in a string that was greater than 256 characters.

Dave Brown has updated NCL so that you can now have strings greater
than 256 characters, within the memory limitations of the system, of

Note that symbols (variable names, dimension names, and attribute
names) still are limited in length to 256 characters.

This will be in the next release of NCL, which we don't have a hard date
for yet. We are waiting to get a GRIB 2 reader implemented, and this
may be later this summer.

I'm always happy to give test versions of NCL to folks, however, so
email me separately if you want one.

For people using NCL on the NCAR supercomputers, you can use ""
to get this new functionality.


On Mon, 19 Jun 2006,
Michael Notaro wrote:

> I am trying to read the 8-line header in the attached ascii file but I only
> get a core dump.
> What am I doing wrong?
> head=readAsciiHead("usa_1_fixed_small.ascii",8)
> Thanks,
> Mike
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