Opening data files (and how to use Variables Pane)
1. Opening data files.
Mirae WAVE opens GRIB/GRIB2/NETCDF files saved in the local computer, extracts data variables saved in the file, and let user to visualize the data for the selected variables.
To open a file or a group of files:
click Open File menu button on Home menu category, and
select a single file on the Open dialog box, and click Open button.
You can also open multiple files at the same time as a group, by selecting files while pressing SHIFT key.
To open all the data files in a directory:
click Open Directory menu button on Home menu category, and
select a folder on the Browse for Folder dialog box, and click OK button.
When Mirae WAVE successfully opens the selected file(s) or the folder, it extracts all the information about the data variables saved in the file(s), and shows the data variables on the Variables Pane, so that the user can check all the available information.
2. Using Variables Pane to manage variables.
The Variables Pane consists of two components: control bar and display area. After opening data files, the Variables Pane displays a hierarchical tree structure (File Name -> Category Name or Vertical Coordinate System -> Variable Name) of the variables in your data.
By default, the variables are grouped by category and displayed with ID. You can customize the options to display variables as follows:
Click buttons on the control bar
You can group variables by clicking Grouping button.
You can display name or ID of variables by clicking Text button.
You can filter variables by clicking Filtering button .
You can click the Arrange By Name button to arrange variables by their name (with A to Z order).
If you want to close a data file, select that data file by click the file name on variable list, then click the Close Dataset button, then click OK button on the dialog box.
Speed up by right-click
To customize options for displaying variables in a data file, select the file name and right-click, then select the options.