Re: [R] World Ocean Database files

From: Roy Mendelssohn <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:00:07 -0700

Hi Franz:

we have a web service that will get you the Pacific. Look at http:// it will show you how to use form the URL request, and by changing the file ender you can change the format.

To use in R, you would so something like (say for a csv file):

> download.file(url="
> WOD5np.csv?SOME CONSTRAINTS", destfile="/users/frans/wodb.csv")
> wodb<-read.csv(file="wodb.csv")

There are a variety of different format available. We are essentially reserving in a different way the service provide by the PMEL Dapper service.

HTH, -Roy

PS - I believe ODV also has access to the WODB, but not directly into R.

On Jun 20, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Franz J Mueter wrote:

> Has anyone written a script or function to read data from NODCís World
> Ocean Database files?
> (I know there are simple Fortran and C programs to read these
> files, but
> the output is not suitable for easy analysis)
> Thanks, Franz
> _____________________________________________________
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