Re: [visad] Use of netCDF Library from VisAD

Hi John....

The netCDF classes in the VisAD library are there mainly to support
the Plain class, and were coded many years ago.  For non-VisAD Java
applications, I would recommend using the netCDF-java jar file
(available from Unidata:

I would be interested in knowing what the "file/library/Java
inconsisteny" is that you are seeing, though....

I hope this helps.


On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM, John DeVore <devore@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been using netCDF for reading and writing scientific datasets from
> Java on my Windows PC for a number of years. However, lately I have been
> stumped by some sort of file/library/Java inconsistency that popped up.
> Consequently I am looking for an all Java solution that doesn't depend upon
> C libraries built for my PC. With that as background, my question is: can
> the netCDF library component of VisAD could furnish me with an all-Java
> solution to working with netCDF files from my Java programs? If the answer
> is yes, then the follow-up question would is: is there documentation or
> simple example code for doing this?
> Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer,
> John
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