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==== Tutorials ====
==== Tutorials ====
[ Cours d'initiation au FORTRAN] (in French)
*[ Cours d'initiation au FORTRAN] (in French)
[ Fortran 90 Tutorial]
*[ Fortran 90 Tutorial]
[ The Python Tutorial]
*[ The Python Tutorial]
[ Matlab Tutorial]
*[ Matlab Tutorial]
[ Introduction à MATLAB et GNU Octave] (in French)
*[ Introduction à MATLAB et GNU Octave] (in French)
[  Tutoriel OpenMP]
*[  Tutoriel OpenMP]
=== Editors and word processors ===
=== Editors and word processors ===

Revision as of 12:42, 27 June 2012


Tools developed by the GHER

This is a list of software and tools developed by the group, mainly in numerical modeling, spatial interpolation and data assimilation.


  • DINEOF (Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions): a tool for removing missing data in geophysical data sets
  • DIVA (Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis): a spatial interpolation software
  • "Diva on web" Diva's web-interface
  • "OceanBrowser" A web-interface for visualizing NetCDF files

Data assimilation

Octave/Matlab toolboxes

Other tools

Here are another set of tools useful in oceanography and numerical modeling.

Programming languages

  • Octave
  • Matlab/Octave scripts: read/write GHER format + commands for figures.
  • Julia: a language for technical computing (under construction)
  • GoogleEarth: nice stuffs to do in oceanography (under construction)
  • Tcl/Tk: a scripting language for GUIs (among others)


  • g95: g95 has a good support for the Fortran 1995 standard
  • gfortran: gfortran supports OpenMP
  • ifort: Intel compilers


Editors and word processors

  • vi editor: a powerful linux text editor.
  • LaTeX: a document preparation system.


Remote access and desktop virtualization

Note: if keyboard problem (e.g., azerty vs. qwerty), type

setxkbmap be

(where 'be' has to be changed accordingly to your keyboard)

You may also need to type

setxkbmap -model evdev -layout be

in order to avoid unwanted keyboard behavior (ex: upward arrow launches snapshot tool)


Useful to convert a pdf into text, when acrobat does not recognize properly the strings.

  • Split a pdf file into multiple file

pdftk can do the trick. For example:

pdftk mydoc.pdf burst
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