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Meteorology and Climatology

Iris is a powerful, Python library for analysing and visualising meteorological and oceanographic data sets. It includes data manipulation operations, such as arithmetic, interpolation, and statistics; and a range of integrated plotting options.

Iris currently supports read/write access to a range of data formats, including (CF-)netCDF, GRIB, and PP files.


Core Features

  • Use a single API to work on your data, irrespective of its original format.
  • Read and write (CF-)netCDF, GRIB, and PP files.
  • Easily produce graphs and maps via integration with matplotlib and cartopy.



Licence: LGPLv3

Software Version: 1.6.1

Supported Platforms: Cross Platform Python– Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux

API Interfaces: Python


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