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Format of Common Data Format (CDF) file


format = cdflib.setFormat(cdfId)


format = cdflib.setFormat(cdfId) returns the format of the CDF file.

Input Arguments


Identifier of a CDF file, returned by a call to cdflib.create or

Output Arguments


One of the following character vectors, or its numeric equivalent.

'SINGLE_FILE'The CDF is stored in a single file.
'MULTI_FILE'The CDF is made up of multiple files.

To get the numeric equivalent of the constants specified by these character vectors, use cdflib.getConstantValue.


Open the example CDF file and determine its file format:

cdfId ='example.cdf');

format = cdflib.getFormat(cdfId)

format =


% Clean up.
clear cdfId


This function corresponds to the CDF library C API routine CDFgetFormat.

To use this function, you must be familiar with the CDF C interface. Read the CDF documentation at the CDF website.

For copyright information, see the cdfcopyright.txt file.

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