The LFI library is used to manipulate direct-access model files at MÃ©tÃ©o-France. It is currently used for the native files of ArpÃ¨ge, Aladin and MÃ©so-NH models, and for ArpÃ¨ge/Aladin ancillary files (climatologies, postprocessing, Aladin coupling). ArpÃ¨ge/Aladin use an overlayer of LFI called the FA (Fichier ArpÃ¨ge) interface. MÃ©so-NH packages LFI files with ascii files using the cpio Unix command to create FM (Fichier MÃ©so-NH) files.
In the ArpÃ¨ge/IFS environment, the LFI library source code is held in directory lfi/ of the auxiliary library (ClearCase project xrd).
This documentation written by FranÃ§ois Bouttier and Jean Clochard was
revised in June 2002 on cycle 24t1. It only describes LFI subroutines for common use :
– Basic routines
– Informative subroutines
– Sequential file access
– Tuning verbosity and error handling
– Error codes