> 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 > > Howdy! Thanks, I have added your tool here: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/software.html#KST Keep on netCDFing! Ed Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: RNX-892775 Department: Support netCDF Priority: High Status: Closed
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