Re: Accessing netCDF text variables

Cristy,

>Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 14:55:11 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Cristy <cristy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: visad-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Accessing netCDF text variables

In the above message, you wrote:

> My CDL file looks like this:
> 
>   dimensions:
>     x = 40;
>     y = 30;
>     max_stem_length = 20;
>   variables:
>     double documents(y,x);
>       documents:long_name = "documents";
>     char stems(x,y,max_stem_length);
>   data:
>     documents = 74, 13, 24, ...
>     stems
>       "retract",
>       "duPont",
>       "thermoform",
> 
> I can now access the values for x, y, and documents thanks to help from
> Steve and Bill.  I am currently having great difficulty figuring out
> how to access the textual stem information.

Unfortunately, the Java netCDF packge doesn't yet support access to text
variables (though it does support access to text attributes).  When that
capability is available in the Java netCDF package then it will be
incorporated into VisAD.

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Steve Emmerson   <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu>