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NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a data model for array-oriented scientific data access, a package of freely available software that implements the data model, and a machine-independent data format. NetCDF supports the creation, manipulation, and sharing of scientific data sets that are self-describing, portable, directly accessible, and appendable. Interfaces are supported for use from C, Fortran, C++, and perl, and a Java implementation.

A perl extension is available and known as NetCDFPerl, and a python language interface to the NetCDF can be found at

Current Version:   3.4

License Type:   Freely available

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Source Code Availability: Yes

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SunOS, BSDI, AIX, HP-UX, Unicos, Linux, Digital Unix, IRIX, Open VMS, Windows NT.

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Other Links: (FTP site) (freely available and commercial software for manipulating or displaying netCDF data) (collection of files of freely available, user-contributed software and documentation related to the netCDF)

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