Re: Problem with WRAPIT

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 11:27:38 MDT

Dear Manish,

Whenever I see a huge number in the "expected elements" error coming out of WRAPIT, I immediately suspect that it's due to using the 6.0.0 version of NCL with a *.so file that was compiled with an older version of WRAPIT.

To check that you are using the ncl and WRAPIT that come with Version 6.0.0, type the following:

   ncl -V

The above two commands should echo:

WRAPIT Version: 110125
For help: WRAPIT -h | less

Then, type:

   which ncl
   which WRAPIT
   which wrapit77

The above three commands should all report the same directory path, like:


The other thing you should check is that you don't have WRAPIT or wrapit77 aliased to something:

alias | grep WRAPIT
alias | grep wrapit77

If you do all of this and it's not clear what the problem is or how to fix it, please send an email to (you are now subscribed).


On Oct 31, 2011, at 10:46 AM, Shrivastava Manish wrote:

> Hi Mary
> I have the recent version of ncl NCAR Command Language Version 6.0.0. Now even if I compile WRAPIT and try to run ncl in this version it gives the following error:
> (0) before i = 5
> (0) before x = 1.3
> fatal:Number of elements of dimension (0) of argument (0) is (1) in function (ex), expected (140733193388033) elements
> fatal:Execute: Error occurred at or near line 8 in file ex.ncl
> The above example is from "Troubleshooting WRAPIT" in the ncl documentation.
> I get similar errors when I try to use my own ncl scripts with WRAPIT. Could you please give me some pointers how to fix this? I saw your replies to similar problems in ncl-talk, but since I recompile WRAPIT each time, could it be that I still have the older WRAPIT version? If this is the case how do I get the new version of WRAPIT?
> best regards
> Manish
> --
> " It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young "
> Best Regards.....
> Dr. Manish Shrivastava
> Scientist,Pacific Northwest National Labs
> Richland,WA- 99352
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> Cell Ph. (408) 203-5311

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