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Re: creating CDF file


I have had success with ncgen using:
ncgen -o my_new_file.nc my_cdl_file.cdl
without the -b or -n options

Use Data file_name is not a valid Ferret command.  ferret tries to use the NetCDF file
called Data.
USE is an alias for SET DATA/FORMAT=cdf

Forgoston Eric wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to create a CDF file that will be read by ferret.  Just to see
> if I can do this, I've created a CDF file within ferret.  Then at the
> command line I have used ncdump to create a CDL file.  I use ncgen -b (and
> also other variations such as ncgen -n, ...) to make the binary netCDF
> file, but when I try to call the new CDF file within ferret I get one of two
> error messages.  If I write "Use file_name", ferret responds with
> "**netCDF error: Not a netcdf file. is this a CDF file."  If I write "Use
> Data file_name" then ferret responds with "**TMAP ERR: non-existent or not on
> line. Searched $FER_DESCR and $FER_DATA for data(.des,.cdf,.nc)."
> Any suggestions as to what is going on.  Thank you.

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