Files with nc extension can commonly be found as scientific data files in Network Common Data form.

There are 6 other file types using
the NC file extension!

empty - Preprosessed GOC source non-error-checking (GEOS)

empty - Geopath machine part

empty - Mastercam NC program

empty - neatComponents data

empty - RMCProfile list

empty - mcrypt encrypted archive

NC file extension - Unidata Network Common Data form

What is nc file? How to open nc files?

File extension nc is mainly related to Network Common Data Form (NtCDF) format. NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.

These nc files are spectral data files stored in the AIA/ANDI FT-IR data format that can be submitted for searching provided they conform to the V1.1.3 of the AIA/ANDI FT-IR Data Interchange specification.

The recommended extension for netCDF files was changed from CDF to NC file extension in 1994 in order to avoid a clash with the NASA cdf file extension, and now it also avoids confusion with "Channel Definition Format" files.

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Updated: November 22, 2023

The default software associated to open nc file:

MATlab icon

MathWorks, Inc. logoMATlab  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
MathWorks, Inc.

MATlab is popular fourth-generation high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation.

Help how to open:

Use Panoply, Matlab or other tools to view content of .nc Unidata Network Common Data form files.

How to convert:

Perhaps some kind of export to other similar data exchange formats is possible, unfortunately we do not know about any.

Find conversions from nc file:

nc to dxf

nc to m

nc to png

nc to tap

List of software applications associated to the .nc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open nc file, edit nc file, convert nc file, view nc file, play nc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting nc files.

Software that open nc file - Unidata Network Common Data form

Programs supporting the exension nc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open nc file action.

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