NCL Version 6.1.1 now available

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon Feb 04 2013 - 15:15:38 MST

The NCL team is pleased to announce the release of NCL version 6.1.1.

This release is mainly a bug fix release for V6.1.0, but there are
some new features as well. For full information about V6.1.1, see:

To download, visit:

Of particular note in this version:

 - Better support for NetCDF-4 files

   A number of improvements were made to NCL's "advanced file
   structure". This was added in V6.1.0 to address new data features in
   NetCDF-4, like groups, compound data types, variable length arrays,
   and multiple unlimited dimensions. There are some examples of these
   new features on the "Output to NetCDF" section of the examples

   This is currently in beta-testing mode, so feedback (to ncl-talk)
   is appreciated.

 - A new reassignment operator, ":="

   This operator allows you to reassign variables without having to
   delete them first:

     x = fspan(-10.5,20.8,0.1) ; array of floats
     x := "This is a string" ; single string

 - Several NetCDF input/output bugs fixed

   o Writing an undefined variable directly to file.
   o Writing a scalar to a file.
   o Printing a variable's attribute when it is double.
   o Adding global attributes to an existing file.
   o If two files are opened, where the first one is NetCDF3 and
     second one is NetCDF4, then there was a problem operating on the
     first file.


If you have any questions or concerns about this release, please email
them to For installation questions, send email to

--Mary Haley, on behalf of the NCL team

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