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Determine format of netCDF file



    format = netcdf.inqFormat(ncid) returns the format for the file specified by netCDF file identifier, ncid.


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    This example opens the sample netCDF file and determines the format.

    ncid ="","NOWRITE");
    fmt = netcdf.inqFormat(ncid)
    fmt =

    Input Arguments

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    Identifier of netCDF file, returned by netcdf.create function or function, or of a netCDF group, returned by netcdf.defGrp function.

    Data Types: double

    Output Arguments

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    Format of the netCDF file, returned as one of the following values.

    'FORMAT_CLASSIC'Classic format — Original netCDF format, used by all NetCDF files created between 1989 and 2004
    'FORMAT_64BIT'Classic format, 64–bit — Original format with 64–bit addressing capability to allow creation and access of much larger files.
    'FORMAT_NETCDF4'Enhanced model, HDF5-based — Introduced in 2008, netCDF, version 4, extends the classic model and is based on HDF5.
    'FORMAT_NETCDF4_CLASSIC' Classic model, HDF5-based — Introduced in 2008, netCDF, version 4, implements classic model but is based on HDF5.

    Version History

    Introduced in R2010b