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Library validation mode


mode = cdflib.getValidate()


mode = cdflib.getValidate() returns the validation mode of the Common Data Format (CDF) library.

Output Arguments


One of the following character vectors or its numeric equivalent.

'VALIDATEFILEon'Validation mode is on. For information about validation mode, see cdflib.setValidate.
'VALIDATEFILEoff'Validation mode is off.

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


Determine the current validation mode of the CDF library.

mode = cdflib.getValidate()

mode =



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

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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