netcdf-2.4b5-1 (new package)
Date: 10 Jan 96 14:24 UT
netcdf: An interface for scientific data access.
Changes: New package. a.out format.
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NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is an interface for scientific
data access and a freely-distributed software library that provides an
implementation of the interface. It was developed by Glenn Davis,
Russ Rew, and Steve Emmerson at the Unidata Program Center in
Boulder, Colorado. 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 data.
netCDF data is:
* Self-Describing: A netCDF file includes information about
the data it contains.
* 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.
* Direct-access. A small subset of a large dataset may be
accessed efficiently, without first reading through all the
* 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.
* Sharable. One writer and multiple readers may
simultaneously access the same netCDF file.
Karl R. Sackett email@example.com
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