Licensing and Access

NCIPLOT is freely available under the GPL. Source code can be obtained via the NCIPLOT website.


To run NCIPLOT you need to add the correct module to your environment.

module add nciplot

The executable is 'nciplot'.

For use in parallel NCIPLOT has been implemented with OpenMP and therefore we suggest running on a single compute nodes using 12 cores as shown in the submission script below.

Example Job Submission Script

The NCIPLOT job should be submitted from the directory in which the input files are stored. An example NCIPLOT job submission script is shown below.

#!/bin/bash --login
#PBS -N nciplot_job

# Select 1 nodes (maximum of 24 cores)
#PBS -l select=1
#PBS -l walltime=01:00:00

# Replace this with your budget code
#PBS -A budget

module add nciplot

# Move to directory that script was submitted from
export PBS_O_WORKDIR=$(readlink -f $PBS_O_WORKDIR)


aprun -n 1 -d 12 nciplot file.nci file.out

See the NCIPLOT guide to running NCIPLOT for a full description of the arguments available for running NCIPLOT.