Re: somewhat newbie-ish question re netCDF


>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 17:19:42 -0600
>From: Rick <fewayne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: visad-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: somewhat newbie-ish question re netCDF

In the above message, you wrote:

> as i understand her output, it's basically x,y,z,t with a dimensionless
> number called "fraction" as the result.  visad opens the file and even
> steps through the time series, but throws the following error message
> and displays nothing inside the wireframe cube:
> Couldn't decode attribute snof:units="fraction": Unit not in database

The fact that the unit wasn't understood by the input subsystem has
nothing to do with the fact that nothing was displayed.  The input
subsystem just continues with a "null" unit.  Thus, changing the unit
to "fake" one (I'd recommend the empty string ("") for a dimensionless
unit) won't affect the display (or lack thereof).  You must have other

Steve Emmerson   <>