I’m starting a new project at work where I need to work with some rather large data files in NetCDF format. There are several ways to deal with the data, most involving an OpenDAP interface such as Matlab or Python. One such way is to use the Ferret analysis package.

As the title suggests, I tend to use two computers for these types of analysis, a CentOS system at work and an OS X based system at home. The installation of Ferret was failrly straightforward on the linux side using the installation guide provided by PMEL. OS X was a little trickier, but there was a third party tarballed version put together for an older version available.

So far so good. Now to climb the ferret mountain (after I go home to download the ~1GB files as the work connection is barely at 56Kbps!)

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