Exploring Python as an Interface to Unidata Technologies

EDEX SkewT
An example EdexPy interface (click to enlarge)

It is hard to believe my time here at Unidata has come and gone so quickly! Next week, I imagine it will be back to the “harsh” reality of being a student — sitting on a beach somewhere near Monterey or perhaps fly fishing the Sierras over the next twenty days awaiting the start of my first year of graduate school at San Jose State. What a terrible reality that will be!

This experience at Unidata and UCAR has been an incredible opportunity and I am privileged to have been afforded these ten weeks. When I started here, I envisioned an entirely different internship than what previous interns had completed. Rather than developing one particular project, I focused my time on gaining a greater understanding of software engineering as a whole and contributing to existing Unidata projects. I found a comfortable spot working with Unidata Python developers Ryan May and Sean Arms, and within one week I had learned a great deal about unit testing, code health, automated testing, and version control. Later, I would implement these principles in my first Python library, MesoPy.

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THREDDS and Java 8 plans

THREDDS development is now switching to version 5.0 which will require Java 8. Version 5 is a major upgrade and some of the APIs will change. Deprecated classes will be moved to a legacy jar and will not be supported. If you are a developer, you will need to test the new version against your code. We expect to have an alpha release out by July for that purpose.
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New Grids Added for AWIPS II 14.4.1

A quick look at some of the new models supported in Unidata AWIPS II 14.4.1, to be released Summer 2015.

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netCDF File Exploration with Unidata Tools and Python APIs

netCDF File Exploration with Unidata Tools and Python APIs[Read More]

Part 6: Converting GRIB to NetCDF-4

Russell clobbers 58 from 29. Andre Russell took the game away from Chennai, bashing four 4's and five 6's.[Read More]
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