Crate netcdf[][src]

Rust bindings for Unidata’s libnetcdf

This crate allows one to store and retrieve multi-dimensional arrays from a netCDF supported format, which can be a netCDF file, a subset of hdf5 files, or from a DAP url.

netCDF files are self-contained, they contain metadata about the data contained in them. See the CF Conventions for conventions used for climate and forecast models.

To explore the documentation, see the Functions section, in particular open(), create(), and append()`.

For more information see:


How to read a variable from a file:

// Open the file ``:
let file = netcdf::open("")?;

// Get the variable in this file with the name "data"
let var = &file.variable("data").expect("Could not find variable 'data'");

// Read a single datapoint from the variable as a numeric type
let data_i32 = var.value::<i32>(None)?;
let data_f32 : f32 = var.value(None)?;

// If your variable is multi-dimensional you might want to get a certain index
let data_i32 = var.value::<i32>(Some(&[40, 0, 0]))?;

// You can use `values()` to get all the data from the variable.
// Passing `None` as both arguments will give you the entire slice
let data = var.values::<i32>(None, None)?;

// A subset can also be selected, the following will extract the slice at
// `(40, 0, 0)` and get a dataset of size `100, 100` from this
let data = var.values::<i32>(Some(&[40, 0 ,0]), Some(&[1, 100, 100]))?;

How to create a new file and write to it:

// Create a new file with default settings
let mut file = netcdf::create("")?;

// We must create a dimension which corresponds to our data
file.add_dimension("ncrabs", 10)?;
// These dimensions can also be unlimited and will be resized when writing

// A variable can now be declared, and must be created from the dimension names.
let mut var = file.add_variable::<i32>(
            &["time", "ncrabs"],
// Metadata can be added to the variable
var.add_attribute("units", "Kelvin");
var.add_attribute("add_offset", 273.15_f32);

// Data can then be created and added to the variable
let data : Vec<i32> = vec![42; 10];
var.put_values(&data, Some(&[0, 0]), None);
// (This puts data at offset (0, 0) until all the data has been consumed)

// Values can be added along the unlimited dimension, which
// resizes along the `time` axis
var.put_values(&data, Some(&[1, 0]), None);


pub use attribute::*;
pub use dimension::*;
pub use file::*;
pub use group::*;
pub use variable::*;



Add and read attributes from netcdf groups and variables


Interact with netcdf dimensions


Errors that can appear when interacting with netcdf files. This module contains conversion traits and the result type used in this crate.


Open, create, and append netcdf files


All netcdf items belong in the root group, which can be interacted with to get the underlying data


Contains functions and enums describing variable types


Variables in the netcdf file



Open a netCDF file in append mode


Open a netCDF file in append mode with the given options


Open a netcdf file in create mode


Open a netCDF file in create mode with the given options


Open a netCDF file in read mode


Open a netCDF file in read mode with the given options