Put open netCDF file into define mode
netcdf.reDef(ncid) puts an open netCDF file into define mode so that dimensions, variables, and attributes can be added or renamed. Attributes can also be deleted in define mode. ncid is a valid NetCDF file ID, returned from a previous call to netcdf.open or netcdf.create.
This function corresponds to the nc_redef function in the netCDF library C API. To use this function, you should be familiar with the netCDF programming paradigm. See netcdf for more information.
This example opens a local copy of the example netCDF file included with MATLAB®, example.nc.
% Open a netCDF file. ncid = netcdf.open('my_example.nc','NC_WRITE') % Try to define a dimension. dimid = netcdf.defdim(ncid, 'lat', 50); % should fail. ??? Error using ==> netcdflib NetCDF: Operation not allowed in data mode Error in ==> defDim at 22 dimid = netcdflib('def_dim', ncid,dimname,dimlen); % Put file in define mode. netcdf.reDef(ncid); % Try to define a dimension again. Should succeed. dimid = netcdf.defDim(ncid, 'lat', 50);