NetCDF 3.6.1 Release Notes

The source distribution for netCDF 3.6.1 is now available in compressed tar, gzipped tar form. Instructions for installation are available in the INSTALL file that accompanies the software or online.

Version 3.6.1 includes improved installation scripts, so that it should install on most systems without the user having to set any environmental variables.

This version of netCDF ensures that the length of netCDF files can be determined from information in the file header. Previously, there were two ways in which the length of netCDF files containing the same information could differ. First, rewriting a value in a small file could cause harmless extra zero bytes to be appended to the end of the file, making it larger than necessary. Second, writing a file using NOFILL mode (to avoid writing fill values for missing data) could cause the file not to be padded to a multiple of four bytes, as it is normally.

Changes Since Version 3.6.0

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Questions or suggestions about this release may be sent to <support@unidata.ucar.edu>, mentioning the platform and version of the software.

Last modified: Wed Feb 14 10:47:50 MST 2007