NetCDF version 3.6.1 improves ease of installation and ensures files will be of a known length. In addition, it fixes a few minor bugs, and more tests are run by "make test".
Version 3.6.1 includes improved installation scripts, so that it should install on most systems without the user having to set any environmental variables.
This version of netCDF ensures that the length of netCDF files can be determined from information in the file header. Previously, there were two ways in which the length of netCDF files containing the same information could differ. First, rewriting a value in a small file could cause harmless extra zero bytes to be appended to the end of the file, making it larger than necessary. Second, writing a file using NOFILL mode (to avoid writing fill values for missing data) could cause the file not to be padded to a multiple of four bytes, as it is normally.
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