ecCodes is a package developed by ECMWF which provides an application programming interface and a set of tools for decoding and encoding messages in the following formats:
- WMO FM-92 GRIB edition 1 and edition 2
- WMO FM-94 BUFR edition 3 and edition 4
- WMO GTS abbreviated header (only decoding)
A useful set of command line tools provide quick access to the messages. C, Fortran 90 and Python interfaces provide access to the main ecCodes functionality.
ecCodes is an evolution of GRIB API. It is designed to provide the user with a simple set of functions to access data from several formats with a key/value approach.
Documentation can be found here: https://software.ecmwf.int/wiki/display/ECC/ecCodes+Home
Download ecCodes from https://software.ecmwf.int/wiki/display/ECC/Releases
tar -xzf eccodes-x.y.z-Source.tar.gz
Create a separate directory where to build ecCodes:
mkdir build cd build
Run cmake pointing to the source and specify the installation location:
cmake ../eccodes-x.y.z-Source -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/where/you/install/eccodes
It is strongly recommended that you install into a clean directory
Compile, test and install:
make ctest make install
For more details, please see: https://software.ecmwf.int/wiki/display/ECC/ecCodes+installation
If you encounter any problems please send an e-mail with your problem to:
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2005-2018 ECMWF.
This software is licensed under the terms of the Apache Licence Version 2.0 which can be obtained at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.
In applying this licence, ECMWF does not waive the privileges and immunities granted to it by virtue of its status as an intergovernmental organisation nor does it submit to any jurisdiction.