netcdf_file.createVariable(name, type, dimensions)[source]

Create an empty variable for the netcdf_file object, specifying its data type and the dimensions it uses.


name : str

Name of the new variable.

type : dtype or str

Data type of the variable.

dimensions : sequence of str

List of the dimension names used by the variable, in the desired order.


variable : netcdf_variable

The newly created netcdf_variable object. This object has also been added to the netcdf_file object as well.

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Any dimensions to be used by the variable should already exist in the NetCDF data structure or should be created by createDimension prior to creating the NetCDF variable.