nc_grids: NetCDF grids

Description Usage Arguments Details

View source: R/nc_grid.R

Description

A grid is a discretized space, defined by a set of dimensions. These are the spaces used by one or more variables in a source. Traditional summaries are organized by variable, but when organized by space or grid we can treat multiple variables together using standard database techniques.

Usage

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nc_grids(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'character'
nc_grids(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'NetCDF'
nc_grids(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'tidync'
nc_grids(x, ...)

Arguments

x

NetCDF source

...

ignored

Details

Each data source has a set of dimensions available for use by variables. Each grid is an n-dimensional space available for use by 0, 1 or more variables. A grid only really exists if variable is defined for it, and 'grid' is an implicit entity not an explicit part of the NetCDF API definition. The Unidata pages refer to "shape", which is more or less what we mean by "grid".


ncmeta documentation built on Aug. 27, 2020, 9:07 a.m.