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# CDI - Climate Data Interface
This package contains the source code for the CDI library from
the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology.
CDI is a C and Fortran Interface to access Climate model Data.
Supported data formats are GRIB, netCDF, SERVICE, EXTRA and IEG.
CDI is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.
Read the file COPYING in the source distribution for details.
MPI-M makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the Software and any results
(including but not limited to any data) generated by use of the Software (hereinafter "Results"),
express or implied, and the absence of any legal or actual defects, whether discoverable or not.
The use of the Software and the Results is at your own risk.
Specifically, and not to limit the foregoing, MPI-M makes no representations or warranties
(i) regarding the fitness for a particular purpose of the Software and the Results,
(ii) that the use of the Software and the Results will not infringe any patents or other
intellectual property rights of any third party, and
(iii) that the use of the Software and the Results will not cause any damages of any kind
to you or to any third party.
# Documentation
- CDI C Manual: `./doc/cdi_cman.pdf`
- CDI Fortran Manual: `./doc/cdi_fman.pdf`
# Installation
- Run ./configure, with some options if you wish. The standard options are documented in the INSTALL file. The configuration script has some more options; type 'configure -h' to see them. The most interesting ones are the usual --prefix=<installation directory> and --with-netcdf=<netCDF root directory> to enable netCDF support.
- Do "make" to compile the library.
- (Optional) Do "make install", possibly as root if the destination permissions require that. This installs CDI in the directory specified during configuration. The default prefix is /usr/local.
# Porting
This library was designed for maximum portability. It is written entirely
in ANSI C99, and will compile on most UNIX platforms.
The FORTRAN 77 interface is using the cfortran.h macros from
http://www-zeus.desy.de/~burow/cfortran/
# Contact
Send questions, comments and bug reports to <http://mpimet.mpg.de/cdi>
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