Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of ToolsAndUtilities/PpFileTools


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     1= PP File Manipulation Tools = 
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     3PP format is a Met Office proprietary format and is mainly associated with Met Office products. It uses Fortran sequential unformatted records. PP format is "big endian". 
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     5The utilities `xconv` and `jplot` allow users to view the contents of PP-format files. 
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     8== pp_unpack == 
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     10BADC files are stored in WGDOS packed format (run `ppinfo` on them to see this). This tool unpacks them for use with other tools such as `pp_merge` and [wiki:ToolsAndUtilities/NDdiag NDdiag]. 
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     12Usage: 
     13{{{ 
     14pp_unpack {list of PP files} 
     15}}} 
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     17Each input file is unpacked and stored in a file with `.unpacked` appended to the filename. For example, to process a collection of PP files for use with NDdiag: 
     18{{{ 
     19pp_unpack *.pp 
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     21pp_merge out.pp *.unpacked 
     22}}} 
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     24will create the file `out.pp` ready for NDdiag. 
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     26Download pp_unpack source code 
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     30The source code for the tools `pp_merge`, `pp_rdiff`, `pp_qdiff` and `pp_getfields` can be downloaded.  Unpack the tar file and type `make` for instructions.