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[netCDFJava #RUP-211659]: toolsUI

Hi Fan,

NcML is really concerned with the metadata, not so much the data (the values in 
the grid, time series, etc.). You can aggregate netCDF files, add metadata, 
change metadata, etc., and use the NcML file (in combination with the original 
netCDF file(s)) to create a new netCDF file with the added information (and 
data, if aggregating). What kinds of information are you wanting pass around in 
your application?


> Hi Sean,
> We are looking to use NcML for internal communications between components of 
> an application, instead of using ascii CDL or netCDF data itself.  So we are 
> look for a command-line tool that we can do system call with, which can 
> enable translations between netCDF or CDL and NcML.  Wonder if the 
> toolsUI,jar can do this (not just nc3->ncml but the other way around also).  
> Does it write data or just metadata?  I know ncdump only dumps metadata in 
> NcML.
> Thanks.
> -Fan
> ________________________________________
> From: Unidata netCDF Java Support address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 5:47 PM
> To: Fang, Fan (GSFC-610.2)[ADNET SYSTEMS INC]
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [netCDFJava #RUP-211659]: toolsUI
> Greetings Fan!
> > Hi.
> >
> > I am looking for an easy way to translate netcdf data between .nc/.cdl
> > and .ncml.
> I'm not sure I understand the question correctly, but are you trying to make 
> an NCML representation of the metadata in a netCDF file? If so, toolsUI is 
> your tool :-) However, it gets better! You can use the netCDF Java library 
> from the command line to write out the NCML file for you, like so:
> java -classpath toolsUI.jar ucar.nc2.NCdump <NetCDF-3 filename> -ncml
> or, if you have the netCDF C library installed, go for:
> ncdump -x <NetCDF filename>
> Check out  http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/ncml/ for more info, 
> including all the fun ways you can use NCML in enhance the metadata within a 
> netCDF file. Now, if this is not all what you were looking for, them I 
> apologize for missing the boat. Please let me know if this answers your 
> question!
> Cheers!
> Sean
> > I thought such tools might have existed already so without
> > writing new Java classes, I wonder if I can use things like toolsUI in
> > the command line for such purposes.  Any other tools that can serve?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > -Fan
> >
> >
> Ticket Details
> ===================
> Ticket ID: RUP-211659
> Department: Support netCDF Java
> Priority: High
> Status: Open

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: RUP-211659
Department: Support netCDF Java
Priority: High
Status: Open

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