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Using HDF 3.3 Beta Release 1, I have run into a problem with the fact that MAX_NC_NAME=128 when trying to read an HDF 3.2.1 file furnished by NASA. I am not sure how the mapping from SDS to VDATA is done, but SDS does not seem aware of such a limit (this particular file has a name which is 133 chars. So ncopen dies, which is not very helpful. I upped the limit, which is the simple solution, but it would be nice if the code that allows one to read older HDF/SDS files could work with the lower limit, i.e. do something more useful than stopping. That problem solved, I quickly run into another problem, which is that the file has 104 dimensions which alternate between 1 and 6596, not particularly useful and ncdump quickly coredumps anyway. How is this mapping (from SDS to netCDF) supposed to work anyway? -- Benno Benno Blumenthal Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University Palisades NY 10964 (914) 365-8350 internet: benno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx