Re: how to add colormap

From: ChenFeng <fengfengabc003_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue Nov 26 2013 - 10:19:39 MST

Hi, Kyle,

Thanks for your help.
I reset the environment variable NCARG_COLORMAPS, and it works very well.


From: Kyle Griffin
Date: 2013-11-27 00:39
To: ChenFeng
CC: ncl-talk
Subject: Re: [ncl-talk] how to add colormap
Hi Feng,

Try following the instructions for keeping colormap files in a personal directory, from

From that page:
Otherwise, if you want to keep the file in a personal directory, then you need to set the environment variable NCARG_COLORMAPS to point to the full path of this directory. Note that once you do this, NCL will no longer see the other color tables that reside in the standard location, so you need to add the standard location as well.

There are some examples of how to do just this at the link above. Hope that helps.


Kyle S. Griffin
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Room 1421
1225 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM, ChenFeng <> wrote:


I want to use some colormap which is not in the $NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/colormaps.
But i have no write permission of the $NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/colormaps.
What can i do?

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