NetCDF Downloads

NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. Distributions are provided for Java and C/C++/Fortran. See the netCDF web site and the FAQ answer to How do I get the netCDF software package? for more information.

NetCDF-C Releases

Downloads of stable and beta releases of the netCDF C Library.

The Latest Stable netCDF-C Release, tar.gz form
The netCDF-C 4.4.0 release is the latest stable release, netcdf-4.4.0.tar.gz.

The Latest Stable netCDF-C Release, .zip form
The netCDF-C 4.4.0 release is the latest stable release, netcdf-4.4.0.zip.

Pre-built Windows Binaries for the latest version of NetCDF-C
We currently provide binary distributions for Windows, only. More information can be found at the link above.

All netCDF-C library and utilities source code releases.
All current and historic releases of the netCDF C library source code, including pre-release code.

The netCDF-C development source repository
The GitHub repository for the netCDF C source code. Unless you are interested in working with the development version of netCDF-C, you will want to use one of the releases linked above. If you choose work with the development branch, you will need to generate the 'configure' script using'autoreconf -i -f'.

NetCDF-Fortran Releases

Downloads of stable and beta releases of the netCDF Fortran Libraries.

The Latest Stable netCDF-Fortran Release, tar.gz form
The netCDF-Fortran 4.4.4 release is the latest stable release, netcdf-fortran-4.4.4.tar.gz.

All netCDF Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 library source releases.
All current unbundled releases of the netCDF Fortran library source code, including pre-release code.

The netCDF Fortran development source repository
The GitHub repository for the netCDF Fortran source code. Unless you are interested in working with the development version of netCDF-Fortran, you will want to use one of the releases linked above. If you choose work with the development branch, you will need to generate the 'configure' script using'autoreconf -i -f'.

NetCDF C++ Releases

Downloads of stable and beta releases of the netCDF C++ Libraries.

Legacy NetCDF-3 C++ Source Code targball (.tar.gz)
This version of the netCDF C++ library includes no changes since the 4.1.3 release, but is provided for backwards compatibility as a separate package. It was developed before key C++ concepts like templates, namespaces, and exceptions were widely supported. It's not recommended for new projects, but it still works.

The Latest Stable netCDF-4 C++ Release
The netCDF-4 C++ version 4.3.0 release is the latest stable release supporting the netCDF-4 data model and formats.

All netCDF-4 C++ library source code releases.
All current unbundled releases of the netCDF-4 C++ library source code, based on the netCDF-CXX4 code provided by Lynton Appel. These releases include pre-release code.

The netCDF C++ development source repository
The GitHub repository for the netCDF C++ source code. Unless you are interested in working with the development version of the netCDF-C++ libraries, you are advices to use one of the releases linked above. If you choose to work with this development branch, you will need to generate the 'configure' script using 'autoreconf -i -f'.

NetCDF C Documentation

The documentation for the latest stable release of the netCDF C Library.

The netCDF Installation and porting Guide
Information about installing NetCDF

The Latest netCDF C Library Documentation
The complete documentation, including the C API and utilities for the latest release.

NetCDF-Java Stable Releases/releases

Downloads of stable releases of netCDF-Java.

The netCDF-Java library, version 4.
The NetCDF-Java Library is a Java interface to "Common Data Model" files, using the netCDF API.

Legacy NetCDF Downloads

The location for historic downloads hosted by Unidata. Starting on August 6, 2013, the NetCDF C, Fortran and C++ libraries were moved to the Unidata GitHub repository located at http://github.com/Unidata. Historic source code may also be downloaded directly from Unidata using the link provided below.

Archived netCDF source code