Community Data Analysis Tools (CDAT) is a freely available software infrastructure usedfor the analysis, visualization, and management of large-scale distributed climate (and other) data. It is designed for gridded datasets but can also cope with other types.

Below are some key features of CDAT:

  • the software is open-source, consisting of a collection of Python modules.
  • conda install available for multiple platforms.
  • a choice of interfaces: command-line, scripting or graphical user-interface (Visual CDAT (VCDAT)).
  • an XML-based format and tools for aggregating large datasets.
  • manipulation of large data arrays possible due to use of Python Numeric package.

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