> On Sep 12, 2019, at 9:03 AM, Sarah Goslee <sarah.gos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Creating the NetCDF file is easy - there are multiple packages to do that.

Can I  just gently amend this statement.  Writing an arbitrary netCDF file is 
easy,  writing a useful netCDF file is hard. The difference is the first just 
pretty much dumps the data,  while the second has files with all the proper 
metadata and naming conventions and units that follow one of the conventions,  
say the CF conventions and names  (http://cfconventions.org).  I strongly urge 
anyone creating netCDF files to take the time to learn how to create a file 
that will be really useful for others down the line.


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