NetCDF Format Versions
There are several ways to represent netCDF data.
Parts of a File in Classic Format
A netCDF classic or 64-bit offset file is stored in three parts.
Classic File Format Performance
Most netCDF classic file access is fast, but a few kinds of access may be slow for large datasets. Understanding the netCDF classic format makes clear why.
Comparison of algorithms to process all netCDF data through netCDF APIs, implemented two ways.
NetCDF Classic Performance Tips
Recommendations for using netCDF classic efficiently
NetCDF-4 File Format
The netCDF-4 file format, based on HDF5, is designed for high-performance with large files.
NetCDF-4 Performance Tips
Using the netCDF-4 formats can provide performance benefits.
Using Less Space for Data
Using less disk space for your data can also reduce access time.
Making Data Access Faster
Tips that may help for either classic or netCDF-4 formats