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MINC dimension, variable and attribute names

The NetCDF format says nothing about variable and dimension naming conventions and little about attribute names. It does provide a few standards, such as the attribute ``long_name'' for describing a variable, which have been adopted by the MINC standard. MINC defines a set of standard names for commonly used entities and the include file defines constants specifying these names. These are described at length in the MINC reference manual. The most interesting of these is MIimage, the name of the variable used for storing the actual image data in the file.

Robert VINCENT 2004-05-28