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ncview-like interface to psyplot

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This package defines a viewer application for netCDF files, that is highly motivated by the ncview package but entirely built upon the psyplot framework. It supports strucutured and unstructured grids and provides an intuitive graphical user interface to quickly dive into the data inside a netCDF file.

This package is currently under development and we highly appreciate your feedback! Please try it out yourself and, if you would like to see more features, find bugs or want to say anything else, please leave your comments and experiences at or send a mail to



Some of the most important features offered by psy-view are:

  • intuitive GUI to select variables, dimensions, slices, etc. and change the plot

  • automatically decodes CF-conventions and supports unstructured grid, such as ICON or UGRID

  • animation interface

  • different projections

  • implemented in psyplot-gui for full flexibility (if desired)

Test it without installation

You can try the functionalities with some selected example files headless in your browser by clicking on Note that it might take a bit to load and that the speed depends on your WiFi-connection.


To install the current work-in-progress, please

  1. download Miniconda

  2. open the terminal (or Anaconda Prompt on Windows) and type:

    conda create -n psyplot -c conda-forge psy-view

    On Linux and OS X, you may instead want to type:

    $ conda create -n psyplot -c conda-forge --override-channels psy-view

    in order to not mix the anaconda defaults and and conda-forge channel, because mixing them can sometimes cause incompatibilities.

  3. The commands above will installed psy-view and all it’s necessary dependencies into a separate environment. You can activate it via:

    conda activate psy-view
  4. Now launch the GUI via typing:



   psy-view <>

See ``psy-view --help`` for more options

As an alternativ to a local installation, you can also run it headless in you browser by clicking

For alternative installation instructions, update information or deinstallation instructions, please have a look into the installation docs.

Get in touch

Any quesions? Do not hessitate to get in touch with the psyplot developers.

See also the code of conduct, and our contribution guide for more information and a guide about good bug reports.

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