Download & Install Panoply

Panoply is a NASA-developed data viewer for netCDF, HDF and GRIB files. It allows users to quickly and easily open a satellite data file, examine the contents, and make a very basic plot of the data. It’s helpful for troubleshooting if you encounter errors when using Python to work with satellite data.

Follow the instructions below to download and install Panoply on your computer.

1. Download Panoply for your Operating System

Go to the Download Panoply page. At the top of the page, note the version of Java that is required to run Panoply on your computer.

Near the top of the page, you will see a bulleted list of links. Click on the appropriate link to download the Panoply archive file for your computer's operating system (e.g., MacOS, Windows, Linux).

2. Install Panoply

Uncompress the Panoply archive file you downloaded in Step 1. The included "ReadMe" text file explains how to launch the application, and also includes notes on possible launch bugs and/or performance tuning steps.

If you have any problems with the installation, consult the list of possible installation and launch issues on the Download Panoply page.