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Reading netcdf files

From: Mark Esplin
Subject: Reading netcdf files
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 12:04:30 -0500

        I have written a simple ".oct" extension that will read data from a 
file.  It uses the freely downloadable netcdf library.  See:  It is not a fully functional 
solution like the HDF5 support built into the latest octave, but it does work.

        Also, I wrote a short script called repmat.m that has the functionality 
the Matlab function of the same name.

        In a resent collaboration I have had a need to run several Matlab 
The price of a commercial Matlab license is so expensive that I decide to 
take a look at octave.  We are associated with a university, but only as a 
research facility so MathSoft wanted to hit us with the commerical licensing 
cost.  With the above mentioned extensions, and a few minor edits of the ".m" 
files I was able to execute the scripts that I needed.  

                         -Mark Esplin

p.s.    I am using GNU Octave, version 2.1.34 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Stewart Radiance Lab
Utah State University.

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