Re: Re[2]: 19991216: NetCDF perl distribution

On 16 Dec 1999, Ken Waters wrote:


Thanks, Robb.

I guess I'm confused. From what I saw on the webpage, the only thing that is supposed to be required for the Perl/netcdf library is to have a version of Perl (5.003+) and the netcdf library. I didn't see any mention on there of also requiring "udunits" and "decoders" as well.

Ken,

I added the udunits and decoders because one needs the udunits to build
the decoders package and the decoders package contains netCDF perl
examples in the perl decoders.  The netcdf-perl package is on the complex
side, it's not very forgiving and the documentation is limited.


Also, there is no link to download those two units on the NetCDF/Perl page. Why would it be necessary to have decoders to install a NetCDF/Perl library? My goal in all this is to use Perl to read grid point values out of existing netCDF model output stored on our AWIPS. Sorry for asking so many questions but I guess I'm just not getting it. Thanks.

I guess if you are familar with the netcdf then the decoders package is
not necessary.  There are other examples in the decoders archive search.

Good luck,
Robb...


Ken

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Subject: Re[2]: 19991216: NetCDF perl distribution
Author: rkambic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 12/16/99 5:53 PM

On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, Unidata Support wrote:

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> >To: support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >From: Ken Waters <Ken.Waters@xxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: NetCDF Perl Module
> >Organization: .
> >Keywords: 199912162101.OAA03430
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>
>      I'm trying to install the Perl NetCDF module on a workstation and
>      downloaded the file you point to on your webpage:
>
>         http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf-perl/netcdf-
perl.tar.Z
>
> However, upon downloading it and opening it up, it appears to me that > this is the netcdf package rather than Perl/NetCDF. The README file > says nothing about Perl. Is this the right package??? I want the
>      netcdf/Perl library for HP-UX.
Ken,

The netcdf-perl package requires the installation of;

netcdf
udunits
netcdf-perl
decoders

packages. I did a new install the other day and the total time was about
60 minutes but I am familar with the install processs. It's not really
that hard, just go to the packages pages for the source.

Robb...


>
>      Thanks.
>
>      Ken Waters
>      NWS, Southern Region HQ
>
>
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Robb Kambic                                Unidata Program Center
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