Running GrADS on Windows XP

Morgan Silverman mlsilver at NCSU.EDU
Fri May 9 16:36:33 EDT 2008

Thank you so much. I downloaded Win 32 Superpack and am now able to open
my file successfully.

> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Morgan Silverman <mlsilver at>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to run GrADS on Windows XP with Cygwin. I downloaded grads-
>> 1.8sl11-xwin32.exe and am able to open GrADS so I see the display window
>> and prompt. I am unable to open my data file though.
> Because Win32 is built with cygwin, the cygwin1.dll version it is bundled
> with GrADS has to match the version of the other Cygwin you have
> installed.
> Version 1.8sl11-xwin32.exe is more than 5 years old and it may be tricky
> to
> get it to work with a newer version of Cygwin. Here are my
> recommendations:
> 1) Install the most recent v1.9-rc1 Win32 Superpack from
>    You can find some more info about this release here:
> 2) If you prefer to stay with v1.8, try deleting or renaming the
> "cygwin1.dll" that came with GrADS with the one in your cygwin release.
> Very
> important: *reboot* and start GrADS again.
>      Arlindo
> --
> Arlindo da Silva
> dasilva at

Morgan L. Silverman
Research Associate
North Carolina State University
National Institute of Aerospace
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