[R] [R-pkgs] New package: RNetCDF

Pavel Michna michna at giub.unibe.ch
Mon Aug 2 11:57:49 CEST 2004

Dear all,

I would like to announce the availability of a new package on CRAN:

RNetCDF: R Interface to NetCDF Datasets

This package provides an interface to Unidata's NetCDF library functions 
(version 3) and furthermore access to Unidata's udunits calendar
conversions. The routines and the documentation follow the NetCDF and
udunits C interface, so the corresponding manuals can be consulted for
more detailed information.

The main aims of this package are:
- to provide full read/write access to all NetCDF datasets (supporting
  all external NetCDF data types)
- to provide a low level interface which allows the user to write his
  own (customized) NetCDF read/write functions in a simple way

This package requires Unidata's NetCDF and the undunits library already 
installed on the system, which are both available from Unidata's website

Feedback is greatly appreciated.


I would like to thank Juerg Schmidli for his excellent comments and
suggestions during the development process of this package and This
Rutishauser for testing the package from the user's perspective.


Pavel Michna (PhD Student)                  Tel:     +41 (0)31 631 85 42
Climatology and Meteorology (KLIMET)        Fax:     +41 (0)31 631 85 11
Institute of Geography                      E-Mail: michna at giub.unibe.ch
University of Bern
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CH-3012 Bern/Switzerland

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