Panoply netCDF, HDF and GRIB Data Viewer

Verion 5.x Changelog

The current version of Panoply is 5.2.3, released 2022-12-31.

Version 5.2.3: Released 2020-12-31.

  • (Windows/Linux) Trigger the all-windows-closed quit watcher more predictably.
  • Make unified controls palette the default for new installs.
  • Bugfix: Albers equal-area conic gridding was not using more flexible spherical case code when applicable.
  • Bugfix: Preferences for some colorbar enum settings not tracked correctly.
  • Added several OCM color tables.
  • Improved consistency of managing min and max constraints on plot label font sizes, line weights, etc.
  • Bugfix: Layout of contours control panel.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.6.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 12/12).
  • Library: Updated Apache pdfbox to v. 2.0.27.
  • Library: Updated pdfbox-graphics2d to v. 0.42.

Version 5.2.2: Released 2020-10-30.

  • Bugfix: 1D data mistakenly identified as 2DGeo-plottable when coordinate system reported presence of pressure and time vars but which shared a dimension.
  • (macOS) Provide download spcifically for M1/M2 Mac with ARM64 Java.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 10/24).

Version 5.2.1: Released 2020-09-29.

  • Bugfix: Visibility of plot control palettes if animation canceled before completion.
  • Bugfix: Enabled status of plot control items in Window menu if animation canceled before completion.
  • Provide UI feedback if user specifies plot scale units incompatible with data units.

Version 5.2.0: Released 2020-08-31.

  • Enabled accessing remote netCDF and HDF datasets hosted on an S3 server, if address can be specified using a bucket and key in the form "cdms3://authority/bucket?key" (preferred) or "s3://bucket/key" (AWS only, deprecated).
  • Re-factored bookmarks/history code to allow for non-File/HTTP/HTTPS addresses (e.g., S3).
  • Bugfix: Possibility that Interpolate menu command might double-fire; more so if plot or data array very large.
  • Bugfix: Rendering of color table combobox after selection changed.
  • Library: Use a build of netCDF-Java (v. 5.5.3) that includes optional S3 module.

Version 5.1.1: Released 2020-07-21.

  • Allow drag-and-drop into Sources window of datasets with non-recognized extensions.
  • Allow specifying datasets with non-recognized extensions when launched from command line with options.
  • Improve exception reporting if failure while trying to open a purported dataset.
  • Improve exception reporting if unable to create line plot due to redundant axis values.
  • Enable plotting Albers EA conic projected data on the oblate spheroid.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.3 (final).
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.5.

Version 5.1.0: Released 2020-06-22.

  • Java 11 is now required to run Panoply.
  • Added preference to display plot controls in a single unified floating palette, with drop-down menu selector.
  • Tweak layout of contour plot controls and preferences.
  • Bugfix: Some colorbar tickmarks on logarithmic scale were missing depending on overall min-max range.
  • Add option to specify alternative length of major scale colorbar tickmarks.
  • Bugfix: Possible failure to close open control palettes when parent plot window is closed.
  • Re-organized View menu.
  • Finally assigned Create Plot menu item a keystroke.

Version 5.0.6: Released 2020-05-29.

  • Allow for non-trajectory featureType data that might be plottable on auxiliary lon-lat grid.
  • Bugfix: Handling of auxiliary lon-lat grid bounds info if cells had other than four corners.
  • Bugfix: Possible failure to open remote catalog.
  • Bugfix: Trajectory gridder did not apply back-up missing/invalid value test.
  • Bugfix: Possible array index exception when gridding very large arrays.
  • Reverted look-and-feel on Linux to "cross-platform" metal LaF.
  • Enabled KMZ export for lon-lat trajectory plots.
  • Bugfix: If map plot lon and lat grid spacing unlinked, setting either to "None" also disabled the other.
  • Bugfix: Updating other lon or lat grid spacing menu when spacing is linked.
  • Further tuning to calculation of simplification tolerance of line plots with a large number of points.
  • Altered layout of data panel when working with a horizontal line plot.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.4.

Version 5.0.5: Released 2020-04-29.

  • Bugfix: Datasets browser showed full path for datasets rather than just file name.
  • Bugfix: NPE when trying to add remote dataset to datasets browser display.
  • Library: Updated Apache pdfbox to v. 2.0.26.
  • Library: Updated pdfbox-graphics2d to v. 0.38.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.3 (snapshot 4/11).

Version 5.0.4: Released 2020-04-15.

  • Bugfix: Clicks with modifiers in the Datasets browser panel were ignored.
  • Bugfix: Display of max memory in About window.
  • Bugfix: Loading remote dataset requiring autthentication failed before login dialog displayed.

Version 5.0.3: Released 2020-03-31.

  • Bugfix: When animating a plot, menu items in any other open plot windows that should have been disabled were not.
  • Disable items in History and Bookmarks menu when animation in progress.
  • If a data group has a "long_name" or "title" attribute, display it in the Datasets browser panel.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.3.

Version 5.0.2: Released 2020-02-27.

  • Minor re-organization of color contour scale controls.
  • Bugfix: "Animation in progress" floating window did not go away at animation completion.
  • Bugfix: Some UI elements in Sources window and some File menu items that should be disabled during animation were not.
  • Reduce redundant window listener/adapter code.
  • Bugfix: Possible index-out-of-range error when reading very small 2D array.

Version 5.0.1: Released 2020-01-30.

  • Bugfix: NPE creating new plot dialog if variable has an indirect axis that is scalar.
  • Bugfix: "Unconventional" lon/lat coordinate vars that were previously recognized were not in release 5.0.0.
  • Bugfix: Too much "chunking" overlap when working with extremely large 2D arrays.
  • Allow larger "chunking" when working with extremely large 2D arrays if it appears there may be sufficient memory.
  • Enable use of Open button in Sources window toolbar to open item selected in Bookmarks panel.
  • Bugfix: Some menu items that should be disabled during animation were not.
  • Bugfix: Plot controls palettes visibility if user switches between apps during animation.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.2.
  • Library: Updated Apache pdfbox to v. 2.0.25.

Version 5.0.0: Released 2020-01-02.

  • Re-designed plot controls UI to use palettes (floating windows) instead of tab panes.
  • Added option to display color contour plot colorbar vertically at right of plot.
  • Added ability to include/exclude some plot elements.
  • Border weight may be set for all plot types.
  • Plot size adjusts following any change in label font sizes.
  • Color table popup menus distinguish between favorites at top, and others below.
  • Map projection popup menus distinguish between favorites at top, and others below.
  • Map overlay popup menus distinguish between favorites at top, and others below.
  • Refactored preferences UI and numerous options due to new and changed plot options.
  • Bugfix: Bookmarks menu did not update immediately following a bookmark moved, renamed or deleted event.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.1.
  • Removed support for "absolute time" axes.

For previous updates, see:
Version 4.x Changelog,
Version 3.x Changelog,
Version 2.x Changelog,
Version 1.x Changelog.

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