- The starting point for all things Python is: http://python.org
- Various versions Versions of Python 2.x and Python libraries are included in all different versions of ArcGIS installs:
- The netCDF4 module compiled for ArcGIS 10.0, 10.1 allows fairly straightforward access of netCDF and THREDDS data to ArcGIS Python scripts. Thanks to Rich Signell and, most of all, Christoph Gohlke (who compiled the module so it will work with Arc 10). Rich and Curtis Price provided this example python script.
- The image below shows an example of a raster that has been loaded into ArcMap from a remote dataset using the netCDF4 library and the OPeNDAP access protocol.
MATLAB is commonly used for data and compute-intensive scientific analysis.