I have a netCDF file with 4 dimensions. I want to extract a slice from the netCDF file by giving the name of one of the dimensions
I know how to do this by position. E.g.
from netCDF4 import Dataset
hndl_nc = Dataset(path_to_nc)
# Access by slice
You can use xarray's indexing capabilities to access netcdf data by dimension name.
import xarray as xr ds = xr.open_dataset('./foo.nc') var = ds['name_variable'] # Slice var by Dimension "A" between values 0 and 5 var_slice = var.sel(A=slice(0,5))