Compliance Checker NCEI Templates Compliance plugin

pip install cc-plugin-ncei==2.0.2


NCEI Template Compliance Checker

This is a checker for NCEI netCDF Templates v1.1 and v2.0 files.

It works with the ioos/compliance-checker.

Copyright 2015-2016 RPS ASA

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  1. Activate your virtualenv/conda

  2. Install the plugin:

    pip install cc-plugin-ncei
  3. Tests should now show up when you run compliance checker:

    compliance-checker -t ncei-trajectory-profile-orthogonal -v
                        The dataset scored 124 out of 127 points
                   during the ncei-trajectoryprofile-orthogonal check
                               Verbose Scoring Breakdown:
                                     High Priority
        Name                            :Priority: Score
    All geophysical variables are trajector :3:     2/2
    Required Global Attributes for Trajecto :3:     1/3
    Required attributes for variable lat    :3:     3/3
    Required attributes for variable lon    :3:     3/3
    Required attributes for variable sal    :3:     3/3
    Required attributes for variable temp   :3:     3/3
    Required attributes for variable time   :3:     3/3
    Required attributes for variable z      :3:     5/5
    Required global attributes              :3:     5/5


usage: compliance-checker [-h] [--test TEST]
                          [--criteria [{lenient,normal,strict}]] [--verbose]
                          [-f {text,html,json}] [-o OUTPUT] [-V] [-l]
                          [dataset_location [dataset_location ...]]

positional arguments:
  dataset_location      Defines the location of the dataset to be checked.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --test TEST, -t TEST, --test= TEST, -t= TEST
                        Select the Checks you want to perform. Defaults to
                        'acdd' if unspecified
  --criteria [{lenient,normal,strict}], -c [{lenient,normal,strict}]
                        Define the criteria for the checks. Either Strict,
                        Normal, or Lenient. Defaults to Normal.
  --verbose, -v         Increase output. May be specified up to three times.
  -f {text,html,json}, --format {text,html,json}
                        Output format
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        Output filename
  -V, --version         Display the IOOS Compliance Checker version
  -l, --list-tests      List the available tests


  1. Running NCEI Point check on a THREDDS Endpoint
compliance-check -t ncei-point -v
  1. Running NCEI Trajectory Profile Orthogonal Check on local dataset
compliance-checker -t ncei-trajectory-profile-orthogonal -v ~/data/
  1. Outputting JSON trom a gridded file check
compliance-checker -t ncei-grid -f json -o ~/Documents/sample_grid_report.json ~/Documents/