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From any generic NetCDF, this requires human intelligence. After all, the n-dimensional data variables, dimensional variables and other metadata variables look precisely the same for the program code. There are legion of ways to code projection information, and decoding it reliably is very difficult.  
 
From any generic NetCDF, this requires human intelligence. After all, the n-dimensional data variables, dimensional variables and other metadata variables look precisely the same for the program code. There are legion of ways to code projection information, and decoding it reliably is very difficult.  
  
Conventions come to rescue. For example, in CF convention X-axis dimension variable must have an attribute axis='X', and the values are points on X-axis. No guesswork.
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Conventions come to rescue. For example, if a variable has attribute axis='X', there's only one interpretation for the values of this variable: it must have just one dimension, and the values are points on X-axis along that dimension. No more guesswork, and wrong guesses, for the programmers.
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The best documentation is at [http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/ CF Metadata] page.
 
The best documentation is at [http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/ CF Metadata] page.

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