First, The Ferret users-list page is here:
And the search within the Archives is here:
Are you able to see those pages? By the way, the search simply sets
up a Google search, where you send Google the search terms. So you
can do the same thing. Say to search for the string "ASCII time",
you could go to Google and enter this:
About your data. In the file are dates 6 Jan 1983; 16-Jan-1983;
26-Jan-1983; 6-Feb-1983; 16-Feb-1983; 25-Feb-1983; ..
This is not a regularly-spaced axis. If you want to treat it as a
regularly spaced axis, you might do better to specify a 360-day
calendar. Also if the data are at 6-Jan, 16-Jan, 26-Jan, then I
don't think you want to use /EDGES. What that does is say that the
data is at days 10, 20, ... and the edges of the grid cells defining
time are at 6-Jan, 26-Jan, ...
Have a look at the result if you define the time axis as:
Another alternative is to define the time axis using the dates
listed in the dataset. You'd need to define variables that
correspond to the year, month, and day of the unique times in the
input data,, with months expressed as a number rather than a string;
and then use the ideas in the FAQ about defining a time axis from
year,month, day data:
On 8/4/2014 3:52 AM, Hussen Seid wrote:
Dear ferret users,
I'm not sure if this question is already asked and
answered by ferret users. I couldn't access the ferret
mailing list. It redirects to ferret manual.
I have regularly-spaced text data and want to convert it
to netcdf file. The data is decadal (average of 10 days)
so each month consisting of three time steps.
I wrote the following script and it worked fine, but
the time axis is not correct.
let ntime = 180
let Variables = "Lon,Lat,Time,pr"
DEFINE AXIS/X=33.75:40.25:0.1/UNITS=degrees_east xaxis
DEFINE AXIS/Y=7.25:14.95:0.1/UNITS=degrees_north yaxis
DEFINE GRID/X=xaxis/Y=yaxis/T=taxis xytgrid
11-JAN-1983 00 / 1: 0.0
21-JAN-1983 00 / 2: 0.0
31-JAN-1983 00 / 3: 1.0
10-FEB-1983 00 / 4: 12.0
20-FEB-1983 00 / 5: 0.0
02-MAR-1983 00 / 6: 0.0
12-MAR-1983 00 / 7: 1.0
22-MAR-1983 00 / 8: 5.0
01-APR-1983 00 / 9: 16.0
11-APR-1983 00 / 10: 19.0
21-APR-1983 00 / 11: 11.0
As you can see "Feb" consists two time steps instead of
three. Could someone help me in creating the correct time
axis? I also would like to compute the monthly mean from a
Please see attached. The structure of the data is [lon,
lat, time, var].
Hussen Seid Endris
Climate System Analysis Group
Department of Environmental and Geographical Science
University of Cape Town
Private Bag Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town, South
(0)74 222 4357