iNetCDF QuickLook Plugin
NetCDF is a binary file format for storing regular numerical data. It is used mostly in geophysical research and applications, but the format is generic enough to be useful in any application, requiring storage and exchange of large array-like data.
To help managing these files in OsX, I've written a Finder plugin (QuickLook plugin to be exact), which can preview file metadata as shown on the picture.
The plugin is allows OsX Finder (or any other application which uses QuickLook API) to display dimensions, attributes and variable names of ".nc" files.
The plugin was only tested on OsX Lion and Maverick.
The plugin only supports "classic NetCDF" format (version 1 and 2).
The plugin does not reqiure NetCDF libraries.
- Download zip archive using this link.
- Unpack the archive
- In Finder select menu 'Go' and choose 'Go to Folder'
- Choose one of two:
- ~/Library/QuickLook -- to install for the current user only
- /Library/QuickLook -- to install for all users
- Copy the "iNetCDF.qlgenerator" bundle to the selected folder.
No other steps are required. The plugin should now show preview of ".nc" files.
If a previous version is already installed, do not copy over, move the old bundle to trash first.
Remove bundle from the Library/QuickLook location.
Will be available here soon.
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