Class to Store ODF data

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Description

Class for data stored in a format used at Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans laboratories. This is somewhat unusual amongst oce classes, in that it does not map to a particular instrument, but rather to a storage type; in that sense, it is similar to the bremen-class.

Methods

Consider an ODF object named odf.

Accessing metadata.

Metadata (contained in the S4 slot named metadata) may be retrieved or set by name, odf[["longitude"]] <- odf[["longitude"]] + 1 corrects a one-degree error.

Accessing measured data.

Column data may be accessed by name, e.g. odf[["salinity"]], odf[["temperature"]], odf[["pressure"]], etc. It is up to the user to realize what is in the object.

Assigning values.

Items stored in the object may be altered with e.g. odf[["salinity"]] <- rep(35,10).

Overview of contents.

The show method (e.g. show(odf)) displays information about the object.

Author(s)

Dan Kelley

See Also

Other classes provided by oce: adp-class, adv-class, argo-class, bremen-class, cm-class, coastline-class, ctd-class, echosounder-class, lisst-class, lobo-class, met-class, oce-class, rsk-class, sealevel-class, section-class, topo-class, windrose-class

Other things related to odf data: ODF2oce, [[,odf-method, [[<-,odf-method, plot,odf-method, subset,odf-method, summary,odf-method

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