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[netCDF #RNX-892775]: Fwd: [Kst] Kst 2.0.4 release announcement

> Hello netCDF mailing list,
> I don't know if you're aware of the existence of Kst, an open-source,
> high-performance, Qt4-based cross-platform 2D plotting tool. You can find
> more information on the Kst web page (http://kst-plot.kde.org) if you have
> interest, knowing that we recently improved netCDF support by allowing
> to read and diplay metadata like variable and file attributes. Kst being
> a 2D plotting tool for now, it handles only scalars (single values),
> vectors (series of values) and matrices from which you can make images
> or contour plots.
> I hope I'm not hijacking this list, but I thought I could
> forward the release announcement of the latest version
> (Kst 2.0.4) here. Especially as Kst is not listed on the
> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/software.html page, which
> probably means that not so many people in the netCDF community are even
> aware of its existence.
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact the kst mailing list
> (address@hidden).
> And by the way: thanks for the excellent netCDF library!
> Nicolas
> **************************************************
> Kst 2.0.4 released September 13th 2011
> The Kst team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Kst 2.0.4, a 
> bugfix release of an outstanding open-source, cross-platform 2D plotting tool 
> focused on performance and ease of use. Packages for Windows, various Linux 
> distributions and Mac OS X are available, as well as the complete source code 
> and cmake-based build files.
> A more detailed presentation of Kst can be found on the web page at 
> http://kst-plot.kde.org, including numerous screenshots and all the useful 
> download links.
> Kst is characterized by the following features:
> - Outstanding performance: curves with millions of points are no problem at 
> all!
> - Plotting of live streams
> - Out-of-the box support for a variety of formats (currently ASCII, netCDF, 
> dirfile, Qimage-supported types, fits images)
> - User-friendly with a modern and consistent user interface
> - A set of unique tools to boost efficiency, including a fantastic data 
> import wizard , capacity to edit multiple objects at once or the "Change Data 
> File" tool to compare multiple experiments easily
> - An active community
> - Easily expandable for new data formats or data analysis algorithms thanks 
> to a plugin-based architecture
> - Available on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX
> The most notable improvements brought by Kst 2.0.4 over the 2.0.3 version 
> released in April 2011 are:
> - A major re-write of the auto-layout command: it works much better now and 
> no longer gets in the way
> - Improvements to automatic legend names
> - Fixes to the layout mode, with better visual feedback during drag operations
> - Numerous other bugfixes and improvements (point density, scientific 
> notation, issues with log mode, bar colors, fixed aspect ratio in images and 
> svg annotation items)
> - UI and usability improvements: for instance you can now just double-click 
> on labels or axes to open the corresponding dialog
> - The introduction of a Settings->Theme dialog which sets brush, stroke, and 
> font for all view items, optionally applying to all existing objects, and/or 
> saving as the default for all future objects
> - A great new auto-completer for the the equation editor and label editor, 
> including support for wildcards
> - A number of crashes fixed in various plugins
> For the upcoming Kst 2.1 series, currently under active development, and 
> future releases, these are some of the new features we plan on implementing:
> - Python-based, numPy and sciPy compatible scripting - use kst as a plotting 
> device for python, or control a running kst session with python scripts!
> - Improvements to the data view dialogs to allow a worksheet-based workflow 
> as in labplot, qtiplot or Origin
> - Better support for reading time and dates from ASCII files
> - Data-fixed annotation objects (i.e. annotation which scroll along with the 
> curves)
> If you are interested in getting involved, just get in touch with us on the 
> mailing list. We can offer support and all sorts of development tasks from 
> "junior jobs" to more involved features.  Bugs or feature requests can be 
> reported using the built-in wizard (Help->Bug Report Wizard).
> Cooperation with other similar projects would be welcome, especially as some 
> features could benefit everybody (based on a similar model as kipi plugins 
> for KDE image applications).
> The Kst Team
> **************************************************
> _______________________________________________
> Kst mailing list
> address@hidden
> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kst


Thanks, I have added your tool here:

Keep on netCDFing!


Ticket Details
Ticket ID: RNX-892775
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: High
Status: Closed

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