At forecastverification.com, we use a mixture of software tools. Here’s a brief overview: Ubuntu and bash R, RStudio and Shiny LateX and markdown Delft-FEWS wgrib degrib wget
On using verification information
Recently, Kevin Werner, Tom Pagano and myself completed a book chapter on the use of verification information. The “Handbook of hydro-meteorological forecasting” will be published in 2017.