Posted by drj | Filed under announcement
[ed: 2010-10-29: This was an announcement for release 0.6.0, but that has a bug (see comments). Please use release 0.6.1 instead. I’ve edited the article to update the links]
I’m pleased to announce ccc-gistemp release 0.6.1 (making the previous buggy 0.6.0 obsolete). ccc-gistemp is our project to reimplement the NASA GISS GISTEMP algorithm in clearer code (in Python). This release is the first release made under the aegis of the Climate Code Foundation.
Many of the significant changes in this release have already been previewd in earlier blog posts:
- There is a new major version of GHCN (version 3, in beta), and ccc-gistemp can now use GHCN v3;
- ccc-gistemp can make use of a land mask;
- More flexibility in mixing and matching input datasets, which means I can run ccc-gistemp without using any US temperatures (amongst other things).
Further details are available in the release notes.
We intend to carry on our work on ccc-gistemp, and we urge you to download our code, try it, and read it. We welcome contributions.
The work for release 0.6.0 was carried out by David Jones and Nick Barnes, and the work for release 0.6.1 was carried out by David Jones.