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NCDF_ATTRIBUTE__DEFINE

NCDF_ATTRIBUTE__DEFINE

Name


      NCDF_ATTRIBUTE

Purpose



      The pupose of this NCDF_Attribute object is to store information about
      a netCDF global or variable attribute. The object is principally used
      as a utility routine for the NCDF_FILE object. Given the attribute name,
      the object will acquire additional information about the attribute from
      the netCDF file containing the attribute.

Author



      FANNING SOFTWARE CONSULTING
      David Fanning, Ph.D.
      1645 Sheely Drive
      Fort Collins, CO 80526 USA
      Phone: 970-221-0438
      E-mail: david@idlcoyote.com
      Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming: http://www.idlcoyote.com

Category


File I/o


Calling Sequence



      IDL> attrObj = Obj_New('NCDF_ATTRIBUTE', attrName, parent, VARNAME=varName)

Arguments



      attrName: The case sensitive name of a netCDF attribute that is stored in the
                  netCDF file. (Input and required.)
      parent: The object reference (NCDF_FILE object) of the netCDF file. In other words, the
                  object reference of the file that contains this attribute. (Input and required.)

Keyword Parameters


     
      varName: If this is a variable attribute, this is the case sensitive name of the
                  variable that the attribute is attached to. (Input and required for variable
                  attributes.) Note that a variable object reference may be used in place of the
                  variable name.

Methods



    The following methods are available. Each is documented in front of the method.
    attrName = attrObject -> GetName()
    propertyValue = attrObject -> GetProperty(attrProperty)
    attrValue = attrObject -> GetValue()
    attrObject -> ParseAttribute
   

Modification History


      Written by: David W. Fanning, 3 Feb 2010.



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