netcdf_file.createDimension(name, length)[source]

Adds a dimension to the Dimension section of the NetCDF data structure.

Note that this function merely adds a new dimension that the variables can reference. The values for the dimension, if desired, should be added as a variable using createVariable, referring to this dimension.

Parameters :

name : str

Name of the dimension (Eg, ‘lat’ or ‘time’).

length : int

Length of the dimension.

See also