Panoply netCDF, HDF and GRIB Data Viewer

Verion 5.x Changelog

The current version of Panoply is 5.4.3, released 2024-06-22.

Version 5.4.3: Released 2024-06-22.

  • Bugfix: File format selector in Java open file chooser did not update choices when re-used.

Version 5.4.2: Released 2024-06-20.

  • Handle ellipsoidal case of Mercator gridded data.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.2.5.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 6/20).

Version 5.4.1: Released 2024-05-31.

  • Added ability to make non-interpolated plots of lon-lat data on some UGRID mesh edges.
  • UGRID data with insufficient grid information reported as Geo2D-plottable.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 5/28).

Version 5.4.0: Released 2024-05-10.

  • Trap for longitude or latitude bounds variable values that are out of reasonable range.
  • Added ability to make non-interpolated plots of lon-lat data on some UGRID mesh faces.
  • Bugfix: Possible quiet NPE closing filechooser when saving animation or other export.
  • Restored "always fit" checkbox to scale controls after many years.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 5/2).

Version 5.3.4: Released 2024-03-28.

  • Open and save filechoosers retain more state info between uses during session.
  • Watch out for units strings that use a double asterisk to represent a following exponent.
  • Bugfix: Small default buffer caused a lot of overhead downloading remote datasets.
  • Bugfix: Various issues when opening zipped datasets.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 3/27).

Version 5.3.3: Released 2024-03-01.

  • Bugfix: Layout of array controls in unified controls palette not adjusting size when subpanels updated.
  • Handle transverse Mercator gridded data (including the ellipsoidal case) internally rather than use external library.
  • Bugfix: Invalid/corrupt file in color table library blocked construction of Preferences window.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.2.4.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 2/29).

Version 5.3.2: Released 2024-01-31.

  • Improved handling of ±infinity values if variable attributes seemed to allow for them as "good" values.
  • Bugfix: Vector plots in several projections drawing vectors outside of map area or omitting them in some part of the map.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.2.3.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 1/31).

Version 5.3.1: Released 2024-01-01.

  • Added menu item to center the plot controls palette on plot window, if unified controls is set.
  • Bugfix: A controls palette should always be visible when creating first plot of session.
  • Bugfix: Plot controls visibility if KMZ export canceled.
  • Bugfix: Gridding of polar stereographic data did not test if pole was unspecified.
  • Bugfix: Zonal average plots could be errantly drawn un-interpolated.
  • Allow for specifying a coefficient when scaling plot quantity units.
  • Bugfix: Click-to-zoom always disabled on conic projection map plots.
  • Bugfix: Background appearance in overlays preferences panel.
  • Convert 10^n scaling notation in colorbar captions to 10n when appropriate.
  • (Windows) Bugfix: Rendering of up/down component in JSpinner widgets in plot controls.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 12/28).

Version 5.3.0: Released 2023-11-30.

  • Refactored acquisition of remote datasets.
  • More explicitly report when dimension or dimension bounds variable unuseable due to NaN values.
  • Bugfix: Map plot centering when switching from an interrupted projection to an uninterrupted projection.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 11/30).
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.2.2.

Version 5.2.10: Released 2023-11-01.

  • Save address between requests when using load remote file or catalog dialog.
  • Bugfix: Handling of disabled menu command keystrokes when a controls palette has focus.
  • Bugfix: (macOS/Sonoma) UI misbehavior with dropdown menus if Mac updated to Sonoma.
  • Bugfix: (macOS/Sonoma) Datasets panel treetable did not update highlighting highlight when selected line changed.
  • Library: Updated Apache pdfbox to v. 3.0.0.
  • Library: Updated pdfbox-graphics2d to v. 3.0.0.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 10/23).
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.2.1.

Version 5.2.9: Released 2023-07-31.

  • Open remote catalog off the EDT.
  • Improved exception reporting if unable to load remote dataset or catalog.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.1.1.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 7/28).

Version 5.2.8: Released 2023-06-30.

  • Bugfix: Failed to recognize gridding if variable had a vertical axis and a single-valued time axis.
  • Added status bar to Preferences window.
  • Added next/prev buttons to unified controls palette panel selector.
  • Minor UI control tweaks and optimizations.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 6/20).
  • Library/Bugfix: Reverted slf4j to v. 1.7.32.

Version 5.2.7: Released 2023-05-30.

  • Bugfix: Handling of trajectory time axis if it contained NaN values.
  • Bugfix: Enabled status of Show/Hide Info button in Sources window toolbar.
  • Bugfix: Was not displaying macOS native filechooser if on x86 (Intel) Mac.
  • Allow for plotting some SMAP L2 data using trajectory code.
  • Library: Updated slf4j to v. 2.0.7.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.1.0.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 5/24).

Version 5.2.6: Released 2023-04-28.

  • Bugfix: Some included ACT color tables were not correctly encoded.
  • Allow for wraparound when making a line plot using longitude as the axis.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.9.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 4/10).

Version 5.2.5: Released 2023-03-31.

  • Minor tweaks to preference panel layouts.
  • If using a unified controls palette, include View menu items (with keystrokes) for cycling through palette panels.
  • Bugfix: Handling of projected grid lon-lat data on the ellipsoid when no semi-minor axis specified and inverse-flattening was set to 0.
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.8.

Version 5.2.4: Released 2023-02-28.

  • Addded specialized GOES Imager projected lon-lat grid handler rather than use Geostationary if specific GOES conditions are met.
  • Re-organized "General" and "Line Plots" panels in preferences window.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 2/3).
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.7.

Version 5.2.3: Released 2022-12-31.

  • (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 2022-10-30.

  • 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 specifically for M1/M2 Mac with ARM64 Java.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.4 (snapshot 10/24).

Version 5.2.1: Released 2022-09-29.

  • 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 2022-08-31.

  • 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 2022-07-21.

  • 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 ellipsoid.
  • Library: Updated netCDF-Java to v. 5.5.3 (final).
  • Library: Updated GISSmap to v. 3.0.5.

Version 5.1.0: Released 2022-06-22.

  • 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 2022-05-29.

  • 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 2022-04-29.

  • 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 2022-04-15.

  • 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 2022-03-31.

  • 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 2022-02-27.

  • 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 2022-01-30.

  • 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 2022-01-02.

  • 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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