[Numpy-discussion] Reading a big netcdf file

Gökhan Sever gokhansever@gmail....
Wed Aug 3 16:02:28 CDT 2011


I think these answer your questions.

In [3]: type f.variables['reflectivity']
------> type(f.variables['reflectivity'])
Out[3]: <type 'netCDF4.Variable'>

In [4]: type f.variables['reflectivity'][:]
------> type(f.variables['reflectivity'][:])
Out[4]: <type 'numpy.ndarray'>

In [5]: z = f.variables['reflectivity'][:]

In [6]: type z
------> type(z)
Out[6]: <type 'numpy.ndarray'>

In [10]: id f.variables['reflectivity'][:]
-------> id(f.variables['reflectivity'][:])
Out[10]: 37895488

In [11]: id z
-------> id(z)
Out[11]: 37901440


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov>wrote:

> On 8/3/11 9:46 AM, Gökhan Sever wrote:
> > In [23]: from netCDF4 import Dataset
> >
> > In [24]: f = Dataset("test.nc <http://test.nc>")
> >
> > In [25]: f.variables['reflectivity'].shape
> > Out[25]: (6, 18909, 506)
> >
> > In [26]: f.variables['reflectivity'].size
> > Out[26]: 57407724
> >
> > In [27]: f.variables['reflectivity'][:].dtype
> > Out[27]: dtype('float32')
> >
> > In [28]: timeit z = f.variables['reflectivity'][:]
> > 1 loops, best of 3: 731 ms per loop
>
> that seems pretty fast, actually -- are you sure that [:] forces the
> full data read? It probably does, but I'm not totally sure.
>
> is "z" a numpy array object at that point?
>
> -Chris
>
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Gökhan
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