Ncview - a visual browser for netCDF formated files. 


Ncview is a visual browser for netCDF format files.

Latest and default version2.1.7
VendorScripps Institution of Oceanography
Build Date03-Oct-2018
Installation Path/sw/viz/ncview/


  • Issue ncview without an option shows the list of command line options
  • there is a man page
  • The Ncview HOME-page

Usage of the Ncview at HLRN

To activate the package, issue

module load ncview

Start ncview with



  • see the file run_configure in the _build_-directory for configuration and installation steps.
  • man pages and app-defaults do are not installed by the install. This is done by hand. The app-defaults defined in Ncview are not found.