Re: "syntax error: line -1 before or near" when additional "end if" in code

From: Daniel Barandiaran <dbarandiaran_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Sun May 19 2013 - 17:07:08 MDT

Hi Ruth,

In NCL whenever you call an if you have to close it, that is true for
nested ifs as well. In your script if_notworking you have a nested if with
two ifs, but you only have one end if. It you add a second end if it
should work fine.

On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Ruth Lorenz <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a problem with a ncl script which calls another one for defining
> the plot options (plot_single.ncl). As long as there is no other "end"
> apart from the very last one in the first file it works (see
> plot_climdex_working.ncl). As soon as I add an "if statement" (see
> plot_climdex_if_notworking.ncl) I get a
> "fatal:error in statement
> fatal:syntax error: line -1 before or near"
> I do not see that there is anything wrong with my if-statement.
> I have tried to add "exit" at the very end of my plot procedure
> "plot_single.ncl", as once suggested when goggeling this problem. That does
> get rid of the error message, but I also do not get any plot output. So its
> no solution.
> I have no idea what else to try….
> I am using ncl-version 6.0.0, but also tried 6.1.1 and it was the same
> issue.
> I am running on linux, Linux dcc 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Mon Mar 11
> 19:39:25 EDT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Does anyone had this problem before?
> And does anyone know how to solve this?
> (I am setting up a whole lot of scripts to plot different variables,
> therefore, it would be nice if I could just call the right plotting script
> instead of copy pasting this into the main file all the time, and I know
> that should be possible.)
> Thanks a lot for any hints,
> Ruth Lorenz
> --
> Ruth Lorenz
> ARC CoECCS, University of New South Wales
> Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Danny Barandiaran
Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate
Utah State University

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