The Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) is an interactive desktop tool that is used for easy access, manipulation, and visualization of earth science data. The format of the data may be either binary, GRIB, NetCDF, or HDF-SDS (Scientific Data Sets). GrADS has been implemented worldwide on a variety of commonly used operating systems and is freely distributed over the Internet. For more information, follow the link to the GrADS website: http://www.iges.org/grads/.

GrADS is widely used by the computational environmental scientist community thanks to the scripting language support (GrADS script) and to the external plugin feature (Open GrADS).

The DSA-LMNCP contribution to the GrADS world is a Java wrap enabling Java applications to use GrADS as a back end data analysis and rendering.

The project is really a “work in progress” and open to any kind of external contribution.

The snapshot archive is downloadable here.

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