contact: Jörg Wegner
(Procedural INterface for Grib formatted Objects) package provides many functions for standard post-processing of climate data sets on workstations. A large range of computations from basic arithmetic over statistics to spectral analysis and empirical orthogonal functions can very simply be done by this package. This package, which was developed at DKRZ in Hamburg (Germany), is designed for the operating system UNIX.
The "uptodate" version is 1.6 and allows access to t159 and t511 grid files, and reads files with both, reduced grid and level descriptions in the pv/pl section. Two new functions chtimer and chdater allow the use of real month lengths.
The PINGO package will not be extended to deal with NetCDF files, because the whole structure of the program is made for 2-dimensional grib1 data sets and cannot handle 3 or more dimensional fields.
On Solaris 8 and Linux the PINGOs are available under /client/bin (included in your default path). The grid descriptions are in the directory /sw/common/pingo/grids. A variable GRIDS with this content is set.
On cross the PINGO package is installed under /export/sys/pool/ia64/pingo/pingo_1.6/bin and you find the grid descriptions in the directory /export/sys/pool/ia64/pingo/pingo_1.6/bin/grids. Also available: extra and serv the programs to swap the byte order. Please add the "bin" directory to your path and create a variable "GRIDS" for the "grids" directory.
On hurrikan please do n o t use the PINGO package. It will still be available for a transition period but will be disabled soon.
On peta (Solaris 7) use /pf/k/k204016/pingo_peta/bin as a path to the PINGOs.
For your local machines you can download a tarball with all necessary sources from downloads. PINGO will work on UNIX and LINUX. Please contact me if you want to install it on MacOS X.