[SciPy-User] HDF4, HDF5, netcdf solutions -- PyNIO/PyNGL or CDAT or ??

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl@gmail....
Mon Nov 1 03:30:28 CDT 2010


On 1 November 2010 00:13, John <washakie@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm writing to ask what people are generally relying on as a
> 'toolchain' for reading/writing netcdf and hdf4/5 files.

I use ScientificPython to read NetCDF and pytables to read and write
HDF5. I've been quite impressed by the speed of the latter,
particularly when using indexed searches (as in the pro version).

There is a bug in the NetCDF 4 library when using HDF-5 at the same
time. This will affect you unless you use pure Python bindings, but
there is an easy workaround. See
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/archives/netcdfgroup/2010/msg00419.html

regards,
Gerrit.


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