Hi Eve-Marie, > I hope this email finds you well. > I have an unusual project where I need to replicate on a linux cluster > what is at NCEP on their IBM production machine. The versions they have > in production is netCDF 3.5.0 which is 10 years old. (sight...) I > actually can't get it to compile on my linux cluster. > > I really need to make sure that the results will be the same in their > scientific experiments and I was wondering if I should just try 3.5.1 or > if using the latest (3.6.2) should give me the exact same answers. I am > guessing most of the improvements are bug fixes and that it would be > safe to use the latest but I need to make sure it would be indeed the > same and that I wouldn't hit precisions issues for example. > > Would you be able to shed some light on this or point me to some useful > resources? I recommend using the latest version available, netCDF-4.1.2, and if you only want netCDF-3 capabilities, build it with the configure option --disable-netcdf-4. Also if you have no need for the OPeNDAP remote access client now built into the library even for netCDF-3 data, you can also use the configure option --disable-dap. That will get you all the bug fixes in netCDF-3.6.3 as well as others for netCDF-3 that are only available in the netCDF-4 source distribution. The new version has been extensively tested, and even builds easily on cygwin platforms. Get it from here: ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/netcdf/netcdf.tar.gz --Russ Russ Rew UCAR Unidata Program address@hidden http://www.unidata.ucar.edu Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: KRB-849418 Department: Support netCDF Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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