[R] NetCDF, open *.nc

Roy Mendelssohn Roy.Mendelssohn at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 11 17:30:06 CEST 2011

did you check that the file was actually downloaded correctly and is a valid netcdf file?  My guess. particularly on Windows, is that for the download.file statement you need to add that mode="wb" to the command.

-Roy M.

On Jul 11, 2011, at 6:57 AM, kokavolchkov wrote:

> Well, if I use this script:
> library(ncdf) 
> link <-
> "http://ibis.grdl.noaa.gov/SAT/SeaLevelRise/slr/slr_sla_gbl_free_all_66.nc" 
> dest <-  "C:/temp/slr_sla_gbl_free_all_66.nc" 
> mode="wb": AFAIK
> download.file(url=link,destfile=dest) 
> nc1 <- open.ncdf(dest)
> compiler prints:
> Error in R_nc_open: Invalid argument
> Error in open.ncdf trying to open file C:/temp/slr_sla_gbl_free_all_66.nc
> [Package ncdf is installed correctly]
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