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Getting your Mac ready for netCDF

If you are working with weather or climate data or big 3-4D model datasets you will undoubtedly encounter netCDF. Unidata’s Network Common Data Format has been the workhorse data format for atmospheric and oceanographic modelers since the early 1990’s. With …   read more …

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Running Ubuntu 12.04 on an iMac

I’ve been very happy with my late 2009, 27″ iMac. I recently maxed out the memory at 16 GB but it still runs great for the kind of scientific programming and data visualization I do. Because of this machine I …   read more …

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Running CentOS 6.0 on an iMac

After a very long wait, CentOS 6.0 is finally out. If you are developing code to be run on a CentOS web server this is very good news. The CentOS 5 packages were horribly out-of-date for those of us using …   read more …

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Running Ubuntu 9.10 on an iMac

For the last three years our desktop work environment has consisted of a 14″ IBM ThinkPad running Ubuntu Linux.  We loved the mobility, reliability and no-nonsense work ethic of this combination.  Sadly, we realized that things had to change when …   read more …

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