Pycdf and NetCDF-java

NetCDF-Java Folk,

Is there a way to access the neat stuff in NetCDF-Java from Python?

My colleague Rob Hetland is interested in extending Pycdf with higher level CF-functionality that would determine what the coordinate variables are, time conventions, vertical coordinates, etc.

He could do all the logic in Pycdf, perhaps stealing some code from the CF-checker (which is in python) but is there a way to utilize the NetCDF-Java library where much of this logic has already been coded?

If there was a way to do this, it would allow him to access all the higher level functionality built into the existing nj22 and harness the future development of NetCDF-Java as well.


Richard P. Signell
U.S. Geological Survey       Phone: (508) 457-2229
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