NCL Version 6.0.0-beta now available!

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed Mar 02 2011 - 21:54:58 MST

The NCL team is pleased to announce the release of NCL version 6.0.0-
beta. This release marks a major software overhaul of NCL:

         - Users can now create variables larger than 2 gigabytes (up to 4
gigabytes) in size on 64-bit systems.

         - The default missing values have been changed to be more in line
with NetCDF's missing values.

           - The NCL "byte" type is now a signed byte (it was unsigned
previous to this release), and there's now a "ubyte" (unsigned byte)

         - Eight new color tables were contributed by Emilie Vanvyve of NCAR.

         - Single PNG files no longer have "000001." as part of the file name.

         - You can now use NCL's "delete" procedure to delete multiple
variables. This is part of an overhaul of the "list" type, which is
currently in alpha testing.

         - There is some support for reading HDF5 files. This is in alpha

         - There are some new and updated functions.

This beta release has been used extensively on some of NCAR's local
systems for the last few months. Please let us know if you download
this release and whether you have success. This will help us determine
when we can do an official 6.0.0 release.

For full details on this new version:

--Mary Haley, on behalf of the NCL team

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