I am making an information collector that will collect information from
a bunch of processes on a bunch of machines. Initially, each process
will write to it's own file on it's machine. Eventually, each process
will contribute to a collector process on one machine using UDP.
I'd like to use netCDF because of its self-describing nature, and
because the information is uniform across machine architectures. But I
wonder if netCDF can interpret a record in isolation, or if it depends
on an overall file structure. I will end up with one big file
containing records from a bunch of different sources.
If a netCDF file is just a few records of common header information at
the top, followed by a bunch of records, each of which is in an allowed
format, but which are not in any particular order, I don't anticipate
Has anybody collected records from a bunch of sources and put them all
together in one file?