Re: IDV and netCDF FillValue

Hi Brian-

Brian Blanton wrote:

The fill val is a global attribute, specified as:

         :Fill_Value = 9.96921e+36f ;
         :missing_value = 9.96921e+36f ;

So the macro is expanded, but without underscores.

do I need (2) underscores, and must the fillval be associated
with a variable?

Yes, the convention is that the _FillValue attribute
be associated with each variable.  Using it as a global
variable does not work.  We prefer to use the attribute
missing_value, but either is acceptable.  See the netCDF
best practices page:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs/BestPractices.html

section on missing data for a little more info.

Don
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