Re: [ncl-talk] Re: [pyngl-talk] new version of PyNGL

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 21:55:59 -0700

On Dec 13, 2004, at 12:30 PM, Derrick Snowden wrote:

> Hi Mary et al,
> Although I'm posting to the list now, previously you made the comment
> to me
> offline that you were working on a new version of NCL and PyNGL. The
> context
> of our conversation was Microsoft windows platforms. I'm hoping you
> can
> clarify for me and the group what exactly is coming down the pipe in
> the
> upcoming weeks/months esp. with regard to Windows platforms. Do you
> expect
> to have a new Windows port of the most recent NCL and PyNGL versions
> soon?
> Are they going to be cygwin apps or native apps? Any mention of
> timelines?
> Thanks very much.
> Derrick

Hi Derrick,

The latest version of NCL is available as a Cygwin app. You can
download it from
the NCL download site.

As for PyNGL, I haven't approached this port yet. When I do, it will
also be a
Cygwin app, as we don't have a native port of NCL's graphical
library available for windows, and this would be required before we
get a PyNGL port going. I'm not sure a native port of NCL/PyNGL will
ever happen
(it's very low on our list).

As for a timeline of getting PyNGL under Cygwin, I honestly don't know.
I have
other ports, like 64-bit Linux, IRIX, and AIX that I would like to get
going. Since
we are still in beta testing for PyNGL the other ports are low on our
list while
we get bugs and features taken care of first.

> FYI, I have installed the newest pyngl version on my problematic FC2
> system
> and so far everything works. I don't know if anyone else has gcc3.3
> based
> systems with similar reports, either NCL or PyNGL. So far so good...

I'm glad to hear this. Thanks for the update! I'm attempting a 64-bit
port of PyNGL next...

If you like, you can email me personally about the Cygwin port for



> On Mon October 18 2004 06:13 pm, Mary Haley wrote:
>> Dear PyNGL users,
>> We are happy to announce the release of PyNGL 0.0.1b1. There are two
>> big changes in this version.
>> The first is the removal of the "ngl_" prefix from the names of all of
>> the PyNGL plotting functions. This change was made due to feedback
>> from PyNGL testers on this email list who suggested that:
>> import Ngl
>> was preferrable to:
>> from Ngl import *
>> Moving to this method made us realize that "Ngl.ngl_xxxx" would be
>> redundant, and hence the "ngl_" prefix was removed.
>> The second change is that some default values for plot resources were
>> modified to help automate things for the user. For example, if the
>> user turns on contour fill, then he/she will automatically get a
>> labelbar on the plot.
>> All documentation and examples were updated to reflect these changes.
>> Here are some URLs that might be of interest:
>> - to download this new
>> version
>> - a full list of plot
>> defaults
>> that have been added
>> - what's new in this version
>> As always, we appreciate all of your feedback, and are open for
>> continuing feedback and questions.
>> Cheers,
>> --Mary Haley and Fred Clare
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