Appending data.


I would like to add data to a netCDF file one record at a time. The reason
is I have data files containing many Megabytes of data records. Storing the 
data in an array before writing into a netCDF file is not feasible. Is there 
a simple way to do this ? I read in the User's Guide that only one variable
can have unlimited dimension. In this case I am forced to find out the number
of records in order to set the dimensions of the data. This is also very
cumbersome. Is there a way around this ? I know netCDF data is meant to be 
appendable (-->FAQ) and I have looked in the Users' Guide but there is no 
mention of "append" in the index. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

        best regards
                Ata <(|)>.
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