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netcdf.renameDim

Change name of netCDF dimension

Syntax

netcdf.renameDim(ncid,dimid,newName)

Description

netcdf.renameDim(ncid,dimid,newName) renames the dimension identified by the dimension identifier, dimid.

newName is a character string specifying the new name. ncid is a netCDF file identifier returned by netcdf.create or netcdf.open

This function corresponds to the nc_rename_dim 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.

Examples

This example modifies a local copy of the example netCDF file included with MATLAB®, example.nc.

% Open netCDF file.
ncid = netcdf.open('my_example.nc','NC_WRITE')

% Put file is define mode.
netcdf.reDef(ncid)

% Get the identifer of a dimension to rename.
dimid = netcdf.inqDimID(ncid,'x');

% Rename the dimension.
netcdf.renameDim(ncid,dimid,'Xdim')

% Verify that the name changed.
data = netcdf.inqDim(ncid,dimid)

data =

Xdim

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