Re: What does OPeNDAP stand for?

From: Rick Grubin <grubin_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:39:28 -0600

Hello Alex,

> I am about to download the latest version NCL 4.2.0 for my installed
> WRFSI_V2.1.2.
> Should I download OPeNDAP-enabled one or the not-OPeNDAP-enabled one?
> What does OPeNDAP stand for?

OPeNDAP stands for OPen Network Data Access Protocol; see

OPeNDAP functionality allows a user to access data remotely, rather
than having to download/copy to a local system.

As an example, to open a file local to your host:

     f = addfile("", "r")

If "" resided elsewhere (not local to your host) and you didn't
want to/couldn't download it, you could say:

     f = addfile("http://fully/qualified/path/to/the/file/", "r")

See the documentation:

and the example:


Rick Grubin      NCAR/CISL/SCD/VETS
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