How to install ESMF and ESMFPy in Ubuntu using gfortran, gcc, python

Dear All,

Lets see the procedure on how to install ESMF and ESMFPy package using gcc, gfotran, Ubuntu and Python.

You can read more about ESMF

I downloaded esmf_6_3_0rp1_src.tar.gz file from here.

I used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit OS to install the ESMF and ESMFPy package.

Login as root, sudo may not work if your target installation path would be /usr/local.

After extracted the above said package then go to that directory.

# root@Ocean:/home/tuxcoder/esmf

Copy paste the following environmental variables in your terminal.

NOTE : you have to change the source directory as per your system path. i.e. ESMF_DIR.

Then you have to provide netcdf4 include path. If you didnt install netcdf4 already then you may read my previous post here.

export ESMF_DIR=/home/tuxcoder/esmf
export ESMF_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/esmf
export ESMF_OS=Linux
export ESMF_NETCDF="local"
export ESMF_COMM=mpiuni
export ESMF_F90COMPILER=gfortran
export ESMF_NETCDF_INCLUDE=/usr/local/netcdf4/include
export ESMF_NETCDF_LIBS="-lnetcdf -lnetcdff"
export ESMF_NETCDF_LIBPATH=/usr/local/netcdf4/lib
export ESMF_BOPT=O3

After exported all the above environmental variables, then you can do make all followed by make install.

# make all

# make install

# make installcheck

Now we installed ESMF package in our system.

Lets install ESMFPy in our system python by pointing ESMF package by following steps.

# cd /home/tuxcoder/esmf/src/addon/ESMPy/

# python build --ESMFMKFILE=/usr/local/esmf/lib/libO3/Linux.gfortran.64.mpiuni.default/<a href=""></a>

# python install

Thats it! We successfully installed ESMF and ESMFPy in our gcc, gforatran, Linux based system.

To use ESMFPy, issue the following command.

tuxcoder@Ocean:~$ python
Python 2.7.6 (default, Jun 22 2015, 17:58:13)
[GCC 4.8.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import ESMF




About arulalant

Currently working as "Project Scientist – C" in National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), MoES, Noida, India
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One Response to How to install ESMF and ESMFPy in Ubuntu using gfortran, gcc, python

  1. kone says:

    thanks for all you do


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