cdflib.getMajority

Majority of variables

Syntax

majority = cdflib.getMajority(cdfId)

Description

majority = cdflib.getMajority(cdfId) returns the majority of variables in a Common Data Format (CDF) file.

Input Arguments

cdfId

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

Output Arguments

majority

Either of the following text strings, or its numeric equivalent.

'ROW_MAJOR'C-like array ordering for variable storage. The first dimension in each variable array varies the slowest. This is the default.
'COLUMN_MAJOR'Fortran-like array ordering for variable storage. The first dimension in each variable array varies the fastest.

To get the numeric equivalent of these values, use cdflib.getConstantValue.

Examples

Open the example CDF file, and then determine the majority of variables in the file:

cdfId = cdflib.open('example.cdf');

majority = cdflib.getMajority(cdfId)

majority =

ROW_MAJOR

% Clean up
cdflib.close(cdfId)

clear cdfId

References

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

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

For copyright information, see the cdfcopyright.txt file.

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