NCL Version 5.1.0 now available!

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 21:05:38 -0700 (MST)

Greetings NCL users,

Yes, it is finally here, the much anticipated 5.1.0 release of NCL!

A full description of the new features and functionality can be
found at:

Here's a subset of what's available in this release:

   - Many functions added or updated, including: diagnostics functions for evaluating the MJO

     ...major updates to WRF-NCL plotting functions, as well as
        several new analysis functions added

     ...functions for converting b/w UTM and lat/lon coordinates

     ..."ut_calendar" updated to handle "noleap", "360", and "365"
        calendars (thanks to David Pierce, UCSD, developer of ncview,
        for his contribution)

     ..."addfiles" updated to return metadata. "addfiles_GetVar" will
         no longer be needed.

   - Can now create longs, shorts, and bytes "on the fly".

   - New graphical resources added.

   - The usual bugs fixed.

Special note for Linux users: if you get an error about the
"" library not being available, then check to see if
there's an "ncl.static" binary:

     which ncl.static
     ncl.static your_script.ncl

If it works, then you can replace the "non-static" ncl with this one:

     mv $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl.dynamic
     ln -s $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl.static $NCARG_ROOT/bin/ncl


Mary Haley
1850 Table Mesa Dr
Boulder, CO 80305

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