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Bug#641447: ITP: netcdf-java -- Java interface to NetCDF files


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 03:59:16PM +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>   Description     : Java interface to NetCDF files
>  The NetCDF-Java library implements a Common Data Model (CDM), a generalization
>  of the NetCDF, OpenDAP and HDF5 data models. The library is a prototype for the
>  NetCDF-4 project, which provides a C language API for the "data access layer"
>  of the CDM, on top of the HDF5 file format. The NetCDF-Java library is a 100%
>  Java framework for reading netCDF and other file formats into the CDM, as well
>  as writing to the netCDF-3 file format. The NetCDF-Java library also implements
>  NcML, which allows you to add metadata to CDM datasets, as well as to create
>  virtual datasets through aggregation.

I admit I do not have any idea what CDF means and also "Common Data
Model (CDM)" is far from ringing any bell (as well as the other
acronyms).  It would be helpful for the wider public to add some hints
about these things as well as some examples for practical usage.

Kind regards



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