oceMagic: Find the Type of an Oceanographic Data File

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also

View source: R/oce.R


oceMagic tries to infer the file type, based on the data within the file, the file name, or a combination of the two.


oceMagic(file, debug = getOption("oceDebug"))



a connection or a character string giving the name of the file to be checked.


an integer, set non-zero to turn on debugging. Higher values indicate more debugging.


oceMagic was previously called oce.magic, but that alias was removed in version 0.9.24; see oce-defunct.


A character string indicating the file type, or "unknown", if the type cannot be determined. If the result contains "/" characters, these separate a list describing the file type, with the first element being the general type, the second element being the manufacturer, and the third element being the manufacturer's name for the instrument. For example, "adp/nortek/aquadopp" indicates a acoustic-doppler profiler made by NorTek, of the model type called Aquadopp.


Dan Kelley

See Also

This is used mainly by read.oce().

oce documentation built on Jan. 9, 2022, 1:06 a.m.