May 26, 2018

Python Interface to the NetCDF Library (versions 3 and 4)

netCDF version 4 has many features not found in earlier versions of the library and is implemented on top of HDF5. This module can read and write files in both the new netCDF 4 and the old netCDF 3 format, and can create files that are readable by HDF5 clients. The API modelled after Scientific.IO.NetCDF, and should be familiar to users of that module.

Many new features of netCDF 4 are implemented, such as multiple unlimited dimensions, groups and zlib data compression. All the new primitive data types such as 64 bit and unsigned integer types are implemented, except variable-length strings NC_STRING. User defined data types compound, vlen, enum etc. are not supported.

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