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Variable name, given variable number


name = cdflib.getVarName(cdfId,varNum)


name = cdflib.getVarName(cdfId,varNum) returns the name of the variable in a Common Data Format (CDF) file.

cdfId identifies the CDF file. varNum is a numeric value that identifies the variable. Variable numbers are zero-based. name is a character vector specifying the name.


Open the example CDF, and then get the name of a variable in the file:

cdfid ='example.cdf');

name = cdflib.getVarName(cdfid,1)

name =


%  Clean up

clear cdfid


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

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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