Panoply 2.8.4

Robert B. Schmunk
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Panoply is a Java application which enables the user to plot raster images of geo-gridded data from netCDF datasets. Panoply is an utility that enable user to plot raster image. Depending on the data, it can draw global longitude-latitude images or pole-to-pole latitude-vertical images.


  • Slice specific latitude-longitude or latitude-vertical arrays from larger multidimensional variables.
  • Combine two arrays in one plot by differencing, summing or averaging.
  • Plot longitude-latitude data as global maps or zonal averages.
  • Plot longitude-latitude data using any of over 40 global map projections, or just plot a particular region.
  • Overlay continent outlines or masks on longitude-latitude plots.
  • Use any PAL, ACT or CWC color table for scale colorbar.
  • Save plots to disk in GIF, PDF, PNG or PS form.

What’s New in version 2.8.4:

  • Bugfix: Creating a combination plot via use of the target menu was blocked by a perpetual "busy" message.
  • Watch out for data on projected lon-lat grid but with bad GeoX or GeoY axis.
  • Bugfix: (Mac) Plot-type dialog and plot windows not completely painted when first shown on PowerPC Macs using Java 1.5.0_20 (and possibly other 1.5 JREs).
  • NcArray2D refactored to allow for extracting 2D slice data in chunks if grid is very large (over 10 million data points) in order to avoid blowing out memory usage. For example, global topography at 2′ resolution.
  • Added HE4 and HE5 to list of extensions recognized by HDF filename filter. However, this does not necessarily mean that Panoply will recognize and plot data in HDF-EOS datasets.
  • Bugfix: Grid not drawn for lat-vert plots if vert axis was set to grid point index.
  • Watch out for axes values set to NaN; replace with 0.
  • Library: Updated GISS mapping to version 1.3.2.
  • Library: (Mac) Upgrade Quaqua FC to version 6.2.


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