Installation

Required Dependencies

  • Python 2.7, 3.4, or 3.5
  • numpy (1.9 or later)
  • wrapt (1.10 or later)

Plotting Packages

  • PyNGL (1.4.3 or later)
  • matplotlib (1.4.3 or later)
    • cartopy (0.13 or later)
    • basemap (1.0.8 or later)

Installing via Conda

The easiest way to install wrf-python is using Conda:

$ conda install -c conda-forge wrf-python

While some bugs are currently being ironed out with the conda-forge installation, wrf-python is also available at:

$ conda install -c bladwig wrf-python

Installing via Source Code

Installation via source code will require a Fortran and C compiler in order to run f2py. You can get them here.

The source code is available via github:

https://github.com/NCAR/wrf-python

To install, change to the wrf-python directory and run:

$ pip install .

Note that building on Win64 with Python 3.5+ and the mingw-64 compiler is very difficult, due to incompatibilities with the runtime libraries and lack of support from numpy’s distutils. Improved support for these configurations, along with numpy distutils support, should take place this year. But for now, visual studio and the intel compiler may be required. Otherwise, Python 2.7 or Python 3.4 is recommended.