GFORMAT: A standardised format for handling gridded data. The gformat can be seen as a class for gridded data (but implemented in a functional way). The format is based on a structure. A minimal structure for a dimension of dim is obtained by G = gf_empty( dim ); The mandatory fields are TYPE : Type of data. Derived "classes" can use this field to flag the type/class. Set to 'basic' by gf_empty. NAME : Overall name of data, e.g. 'CIRA86 temparature' SOURCE : Source of data, such as the name of a file. DIM : Dimensionality of data. That is, highest possible dimension of data. DATA : The data (dim1,dim2,...,DIM). DATA_NAME : Name of data, such as 'Temperature'. DATA_UNIT : Unit of data, such as 'K'. If DIM >= 1, fields describing the grids are mandatory: GRID1 : Grid for data dimension 1. GRID1_NAME : Description of data dimension 1, such as 'Pressure'. GRID1_UNIT : Unit for data dimension 1, such as 'Pa'. And so on up to the dimension specified by *DIM*. It is further allowed to add other fields. These fields can be used for input to specific functions using gformat arrays as input. A consequency is that data with different DIM can be mixed in an array of G. Some gformat functions are vectorised, allowing G to be a vector (but not a matrix), and should handle the case of a varying DIM. All interpolation is made as using *gridinterp* with its optional argument *extrap* set to true. That is, the data are assumed to be defined everywhere (end values valid all the way to +-INF). This is also valid for singleton dimensions. The grid for empty/singleton dimensions can be empty or a scalar. Definitions of derived types are described in the associated is-function, such as isatmdata for the atmdata type.

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