NetCDF is a software library, and a self-describing, machine-independent open
data format that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented
The version 4 of NetCDF is based on the HDF5 file format. For more details on
NetCDF see http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/.
In the context of the IASI-NG project, CNES is responsible for the development
of a Scilab/NetCDF4 interface, which CNES wanted to make available to the entire
The toolbox sciNetCDF is the result of this collaboration. It can read and write
NetCDF files of any version (version 4 of the format is used by default for
The toolbox provides high level functions to read/write NetCDF files natively in
Scilab in a friendly manner (data is converted automatically from Scilab to
NetCDF and inversely).
These functions are:
It provides also a low level interface to all the NetCDF C library functions
(for a complete list see http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs/netcdf-c/).