[R] whether R can import netcdf file format data ?

Benjamin Lloyd-Hughes blh at mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Fri Nov 12 16:44:20 CET 2004

I've been using the ncdf package for reading climate data (mostly, NCEP/NCAR
and ECMWF reanalysis stuff). The package does what it says on the tin, but
can become quite slow when working with large data sets (e.g. a stack of
daily grids say 144x73 elements 1970-to date). Does anyone have any tips for
speedy retrieval? I'm thinking about typical drilling/slicing type

Cheers, Ben

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To: Yogesh K. Tiwari
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Subject: Re: [R] whether R can import netcdf file format data ?

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, Yogesh K. Tiwari wrote:

> Whether 'R' can import Netcdf format data files ??

It can read from and write to them, at least.

> Any package in 'R' that can help me on this front ??

Do look at the `R Data Import/Export' manual that ships with R (a recent
version is needed), or the R FAQ or the list of packages on CRAN.
You will find RNetCDF, ncdf and ncvar.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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