The most recent stable release of netCDF, version 220.127.116.11 from August 2012, can be obtained from the netCDF web page at http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf. Instructions for installing the most recent stable release version of netCDF can be found at http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf/docs.
This older document describes how to build and install the netCDF library, version 4.1.3 on Unix and Windows systems, as of June 2011.
If netCDF does not build and pass all tests, and you don't find your computing platform addressed in this document, then try http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf/other-builds.html for reports of successful builds of this package in environments to which we had no access.
For a brief introduction to the netCDF format and utilities see The NetCDF Tutorial.
For a complete description of the netCDF format and utilities see The NetCDF Users Guide.
Programming guides are available for C (see The NetCDF C Interface Guide), C++ (see The NetCDF C++ Interface Guide), Fortran 77 (see The NetCDF Fortran 77 Interface Guide), and Fortran 90 (see The NetCDF Fortran 90 Interface Guide). All of these documents are available from the netCDF-4 documentation page http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf/netcdf-4/newdocs.
Separate documentation for the netCDF Java library can be found at the netCDF-Java website, http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java.
To learn more about netCDF, see the netCDF website http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf.
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Building and Installing NetCDF on Unix Systems
Using NetCDF on Unix Systems
Building and Installing NetCDF on Windows
If Something Goes Wrong