Re: larger data set size

John,

>Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 20:50:22 -0500 (EST)
>From: Robert S Laramee <rlaramee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: John J Brecht <john.brecht@xxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: larger data set size

In the above message, you wrote:

> > along these same lines, i have a little app i wrote that reads ASCII
> > data files, builds a VisAD data structure with the data and writes out
> > netCDF files (for use with the SpreadSheet).  these netCDF files are
> > signifigantly larger than the ASCII!  2.6 Mb of ASCII data becomes a 4.6
> > Mb netCDF file.  is this expected, or is it likely i'm doing something
> > wrong?

The netCDF file-format uses space fairly efficiently and the netCDF
export subsystem of VisAD shouldn't waste space either.

Can you make the netCDF files available to me?  I'm willing to look them
over for inefficiencies.

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