ncview – netCDF visual browser

ncview is open source software to get a quick and easy viewer for NetCDF files.

With this application, you can view simple movies of the data, view along various dimensions, take a look at the actual data values, change color maps, invert the data and other simple visual operations.

ncview depends on netcdf version 4 will full HDF5 support.

Features include:

  • Displays a  2-dimensional, color representation of data in a netCDF file.
  • Useful for quickly inspecting model data.
  • Animate the data in time (making simple movies).
  • Flip the picture.
  • Enlarge the picture.
  • Scan through various axes.
  • Change colourmaps.
  • Plot the data in X-Y plots.
  • udunits support – time axes that use the conventions in the udunits package.

Developer: David W. Pierce
License: GNU GPL v3


ncview is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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