Download and Install CAVE
|current release 17.1.1|
|macOS||Download and install both
For CentOS/Red Hat 6 and 7. Installs to /awips2/cave and writes files to ~/caveData.
Install CAVE for Linux
wget https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/awips2/install.sh chmod 755 install.sh sudo ./install.sh --cave
Run CAVE from the menu Applications > Internet > AWIPS CAVE, or from the command line as simply
- x86_64 CentOS/RHEL 6 or 7
- OpenGL 2.0
- 4GB RAM
- Latest NVIDIA driver for your graphics card
- 2GB disk space for caching datasets in ~/caveData
CAVE for macOS requires the awips-python.pkg package be installed in order for derived parameters to work.
awips-python.pkg is not a prerequisite, and CAVE will still run and display data without it, but to use any derived parameter functions such as wind barbs/arrows and grid parameters on various vertical coordinates, jep must be installed in some way (it is assumed in
/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/jep/). You are free to install jep yourself but should know that simply to install via source code or pip requires the Oracle JDK and Xcode and its Command Line Tools. The awips-python.pkg package is provided as a workaround for this.
CAVE for macOS writes and syncs files to ~/Library/caveData
Windows clients are still based on the CAVE 16.2.2 code base and provided in lieu of no 17.1.1 client.
Writes files to caveData in the user's home directory.
Client-side Python scripts (including Derived Parameters) do not work on Windows
AWIPS Data in the Cloud
Unidata and XSEDE Jetstream have partnered to offer a EDEX data server in the cloud, open to the Unidata university community. Select the server in the Connectivity Preferences dialog, or enter
edex-cloud.unidata.ucar.edu (without http:// before, or :9581/services after).
Localization Preferences Error
You can reset CAVE by removing the ~/caveData directory (on macOS ~/Library/caveData) and then run
cave again to connect to an EDEX server. Your local files have been removed, but if you are re-connecting to an EDEX server you have used before, the remote files will sync again to your local ~/caveData (bundles, colormaps, etc.).
No Images Displayed
If you are able to load wire-frame contours but not images, update your video driver.