netCDF file reader for SGI Explorer


The following is to announce the availability of a beta version of a
netCDF file reader module for SGI's Iris Explorer 2.0.  

The module, ReadDF, is capable of simultaneously reading multiple
variables from netCDF (or HDF!) files and outputting them as Explorer
lattices.  It can handle any netCDF data type, any number of
dimensions and will translate dimension variables into all three
Explorer coordinate systems.  Multiple variables can be combined in a
single Explorer lattice to produce vector data.  A friendly user
interface controls it all and provides netCDF file browsing
capability.

ReadDF was developed as part of the PATHFINDER project at the National
Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and is based on the
MFHDF library (the one that merges HDF and netCDF) also from NCSA.


How to obtain ReadDF:

  ReadDF is freely available via anonymous ftp:
         FTP to: ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu 
   then look in: /SGI/PATHFINDER/Explorer/General
   please see the README files there
   the module is contained in:  ReadDF.tar.Z

   for help send email to: pathfinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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 David Wojtowicz
 Atmospheric Sciences Department and
 National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 email: davidw@xxxxxxxx  phone: (217)244-1982
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