In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of April, 2018.
Siphon 0.7.0 has been released with a variety of new features and some bug fixes. Packages are available for Conda and the Python Package Index (PyPI).
Version 4.7.4 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.
GEMPAK 7.4.4 is available as source code and binary packages for CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Fedora
Core, and Ubuntu/Debian Linux.
The National Science Foundation has confirmed that funding is available for this summer's Unidata Users Workshop. We encourage you to register and begin making travel arrangements to attend. Remember, there are funds available to support travel to the workshop by students and others — see the Registration page of the workshop site for details.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. MetPy Mondays posts continue to appear each week — check out this month's posts on creating subplots, how to make twin axes, making hodographs, and using LaTeX in matplotlib. Also, the MetPy developers announce their timeline for sunsetting Python 2.7.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met 4-5 April 2018, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The next meeting is scheduled for 12-13 September 2018 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 29-30 March 2018 at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The next meeting will be held 20-21 September 2018 in Boulder, CO.