[FRPythoneers] NetCDF question

Jim Vickroy Jim.Vickroy at noaa.gov
Mon Dec 22 08:30:13 MST 2008

Jim Cook wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to use the NetCDF capabilities of the Scientific.IO module, but I'm running into problems when importing, as follows:
>>>> import Scientific.IO.NetCDF
> Fatal Python error: can't initialize module Scientific_netcdf
> This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
> Please contact the application's support team for more information.
> I haven't been able to find any help on the Scientific Python site.
> I downloaded the netcdf.dll from Unidata and placed it in the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory, as specified on the Unidata download page.  The file I downloaded was netcdf-3.6.1-win32.zip, and the netcdf.dll it contains is dated 3/7/2006.  I'm running Python 2.5 on WinXP.
> I'd sure appreciate hearing from anyone with experience using the NetCDF module.
> Many thanks,
> ::  Jim Cook | cook_jim at yahoo.com | Denver Colorado  ::
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Sorry I can not answer your specific questions; however, have you 
considered PyTables <http://www.pytables.org/moin>?  There was a recent 
new release announcement for it on the numpy mailing list.
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