The NCAR Command Language (NCL) is a free interpreted language designed
specifically for scientific data processing and visualization. NCL has robu st
file input and output. It can read and write netCDF-3, netCDF-4 classic (as
of version 4.3.1), HDF4, binary, and ASCII data, and read HDF-EOS2, GRIB1 a nd
GRIB2 (as of version 4.3.0). The graphics are world class and highly
As of version 5.0.0, NCL and NCAR Graphics are released as one package.
The software comes with a couple of useful command line tools:
* ncl_filedump - prints the contents of supported files (netCDF, HDF,
GRIB1, GRIB2, HDF-EOS2, and CCM History Tape)
* ncl_convert2nc - converts one or more GRIB1, GRIB2, HDF and/or HDF-EOS
files to netCDF formatted files.