[MMTK] netcdf problem

Konrad Hinsen research at khinsen.fastmail.net
Thu Sep 17 16:15:38 UTC 2009

On 17 Sep 2009, at 17:00, Ramgopal Mettu wrote:

> ImportError: dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/ 
> 2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Scientific/darwin/ 
> Scientific_netcdf.so, 2): Symbol not found: _H5P_CLS_FILE_ACCESS_g

This indicates a problem with the integration of HDF5 into netCDF4.  
Apparently it happens frequently on OS X. I vaguely remember having  
seen instructions for solving the problem, but they were quite  

Personally, I don't need the HDF5 functionality, so I compiled and  
installed netCDF 4 without the HD5 option.

> I have installed netcdf v4.0.1 using binaries for OSX and the  
> install scripts for Scientific run fine (I set the NETCDF_PATH and  
> get no errors). Is there a particular version of NetCDF that  
> Scientific expects?? Thanks for your help!

netCDF 4 works fine in principle, but netCDF 3.x works fine as well.  
Your problem is with the installation of netCDF 4, not with the  
interface in Scientific.

Konrad Hinsen
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS Orléans
Synchrotron Soleil - Division Expériences
Saint Aubin - BP 48
91192 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Tel. +33-1 69 35 97 15
E-Mail: research at  khinsen dot fastmail dot net

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