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NCL (NCAR Command Language) is an interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data analysis and visualization. It supports NetCFD 3/4, GRIB 1/2, HDF 4/5 HDF-EOS 2/5, shapefile, ASCII and binary. There are numerous built-in analysis functions. High-quality graphics are easily created and customized with hundreds of graphic resources.

Installed version

The currently installed version of NCL is 6.3.0.

Using NCL on the HPC cluster

If you want to use NCL on the cluster, you will have to load its corresponding module first. You can do that with the command:

module load NCL


Further informations can be found on the home page of NCL.