Re: Unknown Data format

From: Dennis Shea <shea_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:07:08 -0600

Please read the documentation on NCL file IO.
I recommend
Pls look at the mini-Language Manual

Supported formats include netCDF, HDF, HDF-EOS, GRIB1/2
These can be read via addfile [addfiles]

Both binary and ascii can be read:

A netCDF implementation of the GPCP is here:

Ibraheem Khan wrote:
> Right now i switched to GPCC precipitation data. It has an ASCII format but without any extension specified. I tried it with ncl but it is required to specify an extension. If i specify ".ascii" for example then whether ncl will itself read columns and adjust data accordingly.
> Ibraheem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dennis Shea" <>
> To: "Ibraheem Khan" <>
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> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:35:55 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: Re: Unknown Data format
> If you do not know what data format, no tool
> will read it blindly.
> Ibraheem Khan wrote:
>> I want to plot precipitation climatology data. The format of the data file is unknown thus making it difficult to read and plot using ncl. Is it possible to read an unknown data format using ncl to create a netCDF file?
>> Please help with this issue.
>> Regards
>> Ibraheem
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