Posts by author Andy Heaps

New versions of cf-python and cf-plot for Python 3

As you probably know, Python 2 is being frozen at the end of this year - so Python 3 is the future!

We are happy to announce that the Python 3 versions of cf-python (v3.0.1) and cf-plot (v3.0.3) are now available for Linux and Mac.

The new cf-plot documentation is in its usual place (https://ajheaps.github.io/cf-plot), but the new cf-python documentation has moved to a new home: https://ncas-cms.github.io/cf-python

These new versions are only Python 3-only, and we would encourage new users to start with Python 3. All future training courses will be run using Python 3.

The Python 2 code is still available, of course, and will be fully supported for a limited period - but all new features from now on will only go into the Python 3 libraries.

Both the Python 2 and Python 3 versions of cf-python and cf-plot are already installed on

  • Jasmin@CEDA,
  • Archer
  • Archer Jasmin RDF
  • Reading University RACC cluster

See http://ajheaps.github.io/cf-plot/download.html for access instructions, as well as instructions for personal installations.

We hope that you enjoy using the new versions, and welcome feedback of any nature.

New versions of cf-python and cf-plot for Python 3

As you probably know, Python 2 is being frozen at the end of this year - so Python 3 is the future!

We are happy to announce that the Python 3 versions of cf-python (v3.0.1) and cf-plot (v3.0.3) are now available for Linux and Mac.

The new cf-plot documentation is in its usual place (https://ajheaps.github.io/cf-plot), but the new cf-python documentation has moved to a new home: https://ncas-cms.github.io/cf-python

These new versions are only Python 3-only, and we would encourage new users to start with Python 3. All future training courses will be run using Python 3.

The Python 2 code is still available, of course, and will be fully supported for a limited period - but all new features from now on will only go into the Python 3 libraries.

Both the Python 2 and Python 3 versions of cf-python and cf-plot are already installed on

  • Jasmin@CEDA,
  • Archer
  • Archer Jasmin RDF
  • Reading University RACC cluster

See http://ajheaps.github.io/cf-plot/download.html for access instructions, as well as instructions for personal installations.

We hope that you enjoy using the new versions, and welcome feedback of any nature.

NCAS Data Tools first training course on 21st September 2017

The first training course for 20 people on the NCAS data tools cf-python and cf-plot was held at Reading University on the 21st September 2017. Another training course to be held on 2nd October is already full. If you are interested in attending a one day course please register your interest by emailing Andy Heaps andy.heaps at ncas.ac.uk

The cf-python and cf-plot Python packages build on the CF metadata conventions to provide powerful extraction, regridding and visualization capabilities of netCDF, Met Office PP and fields files. Operations such as reading, grid transformation and plotting of contours and vectors can be performed in a single line making for quick analysis and plotting of data.

Further information on the tools and capabilities can be found at: https://cfpython.bitbucket.io http://ajheaps.github.io/cf-plot http://ajheaps.github.io/cf-view

training class at Reaing University