HDF5 + netCDF in Visual Studio RRS feed

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  • Hello everybody

    I#m new to VS and I want to analyze netcdf files and convert them to a excel readable file.

    So I installed VS2015 and use Python. I installed  HCF5 and netcdf4, but the problem is that I don't know how to link it to VS. I also wanted to try to install netCDF4 in VS but it said that it can't find the HDF5 headers. It looks like this:

    ----- Installing 'netcdf4' -----
    Collecting netcdf4
      Using cached netCDF4-1.2.8.tar.gz
        Complete output from command python egg_info:
        reading from setup.cfg...
        HDF5_DIR environment variable not set, checking some standard locations ..
        checking C:\Users\......
        checking /usr/local ...
        checking /sw ...
        checking /opt ...
        checking /opt/local ...
        checking /usr ...
        Traceback (most recent call last):
          File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
          File "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-uajc7i6o\netcdf4\", line 283, in <module>
            raise ValueError('did not find HDF5 headers')
        ValueError: did not find HDF5 headers
    Command "python egg_info" failed with error code 1 in C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-uajc7i6o\netcdf4\
    ----- Failed to install 'netcdf4' -----

    So my questions are: How can I link VS to the installed HCF5 and netCDF ? Or how can I install netCDF4 in VS?

    Thanks a lot for your support!!


    Friday, June 2, 2017 1:46 PM

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  • Hi Bernd,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Refer to your description, your issue is about the Python development. Since our forum is to discuss the VS IDE, please redirect to this appropriate forum: to seek for a more professional support, thank you for your understanding.

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    Monday, June 5, 2017 5:18 AM