[Met_help] [rt.rap.ucar.edu #92749] History for Getting Started with MET/METplus

Minna Win via RT met_help at ucar.edu
Thu Apr 2 09:42:40 MDT 2020

  Initial Request


I am trying to get MET/MET+ working on my system but I am slightly overwhelmed regarding the dependencies/environment requirements for doing so.  I understand that several dependencies are located in /usr/local, such as HDF5, NETCDF, and Zlib, and I have included those locations in my MET_<lib>  environment variables, but I am having trouble locating some others such as GSL and BUFR.  Do I need to install these myself or are the bin, include, and lib for these dependencies already on the system somewhere?  I notice MET is also included in /usr/local, but I do not see MET+.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.


Nick Lybarger
Joint Numerical Testbed
(615) 973-8913
nicklybarger at gmail.com
nlybargMinna,er at ucar.edu

  Complete Ticket History

Subject: Getting Started with MET/METplus
From: Minna Win
Time: Tue Oct 22 12:29:34 2019

Hi Nick,
I've created a MET Help ticket so we can keep track of

You can always submit a MET help desk ticket by sending email to
met_help at ucar.edu if you have any questions about MET or METplus. 
Here are some useful links to
MET:----------------------------------------------1) Tutorial

2) You might not need to install MET if the system you are working on
already has it installed, to check, look

2a) on the DTC hosts eyewall, dakota, and mohawk, met-8.0 is found at
3) User documentation, providing in-depth details of each verification
Useful links for METplus:------------1) METplus is written entirely in
Python, and is located in a GitHub
you can clone the entire code base
You can go directly to the releases page and download the code plus
sample data used in the

Go to the METplus-3.0-beta1 section and under the Assets section
(click on the triangle to the left to expand), you can download the
zip or .tgz version of METplus.This is the Python 3 version of the
code, you don't want to get any earlier versions, as these are in
Python 2.7
2) METplus doesn't yet have a web page like MET (but is a work in
progress), so the documentation is located
3) To get started with METplus, here is a link to the tutorial, which
you might find useful:https://dtcenter.org/community-code/model-

I hope that this provides you with enough information to dive into the
world of MET/METplus.

Subject: Getting Started with MET/METplus
From: Minna Win
Time: Tue Oct 22 12:56:46 2019

Hi Nick,

I'm going to keep this ticket open until you've got everything set up
and running.  If you have any issues, you can reply to this email.



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