write_attribute_data: Write attribute data to NetCDF-CF

Description Usage Arguments Examples

View source: R/write_attribute_data.R

Description

Creates a NetCDF file with an instance dimension, and any attributes from a data frame. Use to create the start of a NetCDF-DSG file. One character length dimension is created long enough to contain the longest provided character string. This function does not implement any CF convention attributes or standard names. Any columns of class date will be converted to character.

Usage

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write_attribute_data(nc_file, att_data, instance_dim_name = "instance",
  units = rep("unknown", ncol(att_data)), overwrite = FALSE)

Arguments

nc_file

character file path to the nc file to be created. If adding to a file, it must already have the named instance dimension.

att_data

data.frame with instances as columns and attributes as rows.

instance_dim_name

character name for the instance dimension. Defaults to "instance"

units

character vector with units for each column of att_data. Defaults to "unknown" for all.

overwrite

boolean overwrite existing file? Will append if FALSE.

Examples

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sample_data <- sf::st_set_geometry(sf::read_sf(system.file("shape/nc.shp", 
                                                           package = "sf")), 
                                   NULL)
example_file <-write_attribute_data(tempfile(), sample_data,
                                    units = rep("unknown", ncol(sample_data)))

try({
  ncdump <- system(paste("ncdump -h", example_file), intern = TRUE)
  cat(ncdump ,sep = "\n")
}, silent = TRUE)

ncdfgeom documentation built on Aug. 29, 2019, 1:03 a.m.