This release has been superseded by version 2.1 of [NCSTAT].

The NCSTAT software is a collection of many operators for complex statistical processing and analysis of huge climate model outputs and datasets. NCSTAT is a parallel, multithreaded, Fortran95/2003 software based on the OpenMP standard [OpenMP], using the NetCDF Fortran90 interface [netcdf-f90] of the NetCDF library [netcdf] for input/output data transfer and the STATPACK software [statpack] for numerical parallel computations.


NCSTAT is a freely-available software package: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

NCSTAT is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details [license LGPL][license GPL].

NCSTAT is copyrighted and we do ask the following:

  • If you modify the source for the executables we ask that you change the name of the executable and comment the changes made to the original.
  • If a modification is done, however, it is the responsibility of the person who modified the executable to provide support.

Documentation and source code


  • Pascal Terray (LOCEAN/IPSL, lead)
  • Eric Maisonnave (CERFACS, coding of some executables)
  • Fran├žoise Pinsard (LOCEAN/IPSL, generation of documentation using Sphinx)


If you have any questions/feedbacks regarding NCSTAT, please send an-email to pascal.terray@ird.fr .