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What is ecbuild?

ecbuild is project that contains a collection of CMake macros


ecbuild is officially maintained and available from its ECMWF github page.

The master branch tracks the latest stable release, whereas the develop branch tracks the latest developments.

To download the project at the latest release we can type on the terminal the commands reported below:

git clone -b master


As ecbuild only consists of CMake scripts, it does not need any compiler.

cd ecbuild
mkdir build && cd build
cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<path-to-install>
make install