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NetCDF data is:
o Self-Describing: A NetCDF file includes information about the data it contains.
o Network-transparent: A NetCDF file is represented in a form that can be accessed by computers with different ways of storing integers, characters, and floating-point numbers.
o Direct-access: A small subset of a large dataset may be accessed efficiently, without first reading through all the preceding data.
o Appendable: Data can be appended to a NetCDF dataset along one dimension without copying the dataset or redefining its structure. The structure of a NetCDF dataset can be changed, though this sometimes causes the dataset to be copied.
o Sharable: One writer and multiple readers may simultaneously access the same NetCDF file.
Unidata NetCDF The Unidata network Common Data Form (netCDF) is an interface for scientific data access and a freely-distributed software library that provides an implementation of the interface. The netCDF library also defines a machine-independent format for representing scientific data. Together, the interface, library, and format support the creation, access, and sharing of scientific more»
NCDUMP(1) UNIDATA UTILITIES NCDUMP(1) NAME ncdump - Convert netCDF files to ASCII form (CDL) SYNOPSIS ncdump [-c] [-h] [-v var1,...] [-b lang] [-f lang] [-l len] [-n name] [-p f_digits[,d_digits]] file DESCRIPTION ncdump generates an ASCII representation of a specified netCDF file on standard output. The ASCII more»
NCGEN(1) UNIDATA UTILITIES NCGEN(1) NAME ncgen - From a CDL file generate a netCDF file, a C program, or a Fortran program SYNOPSIS ncgen [-b] [-c] [-f] [-v format_version] [-x] [-n] [-o netcdf_filename] input_file DESCRIPTION ncgen generates either a netCDF file, or C or Fortran source code to create a more»
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