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Simon Wood <simon.wood@xxxxxxxxxx> writes: > Hi NetCDF-4 folks, > > We're been thinking about using compound types in some of our new > datasets and have been puzzling over how to add attributes to compound > variables. > > We expected to be able to specify attributes on a per *field* basis > but I get the definite impression this is not actually going to be > possible... attributes can be global, per group, per variable but it > seems thats it. Is this so? > > Has anybody else been thinking about metadata for compound types? How > is metadata expected to be represented for individual fields? Surely > something as basic the ability to specify different units for each > field has been considered? Or have we got this whole compound types > idea wrong? > > Any thoughts most gratefully received. > > regards > > Simon Wood > We have considered adding specific support for units attributes for compound types. However, this would expand the interface quite a bit. We have also considered that one could create an attribute of compound type, in which each element was a unit for an element of the data compound type. Ed -- Ed Hartnett -- ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ============================================================================== To unsubscribe netcdf-hdf, visit: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing-list-delete-form.html ==============================================================================