[Rcpp-devel] prospects for NetCDF?

Michael Sumner mdsumner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 02:55:41 CET 2016

I've outlined a wishlist item for a modern Rcpp wrapper for the NetCDF


I'd appreciate any advice from those with Rcpp expertise and knowledge of
wrapping external libraries.

Does NetCDF look particularly difficult to work with? Or, would it be
reasonably straigtforward, but quite a lot of work?

It's perhaps a bit wishful to expect anyone with those skills to offer to
be involved, but it would be really helpful to at least have some thoughts
- even just "that's crazy hard" or "way too easy", or anything in between.

NetCDF is a general multi-dimensional array format, with metadata and
slice-based index read - in modern forms (v4.0) it's based on HDF5. It's
used for many kinds of data, but sees majority use (probably) in remote
sensing and climate modelling.

Thank you.

Cheers, Mike.
Dr. Michael Sumner
Software and Database Engineer
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
Kingston Tasmania 7050 Australia
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