I’ve loaded R-tables for the dset=1 and dset=2 versions. The R-tables are lists each 7364 long, each item is a station time series. The files are about 8 MB in size. I have a variety of little scripts to retrieve and analyze things. The data is located here:
Each file can be downloaded as follows:
con < – url("http://data.climateaudit.org/data/giss/giss.dset1.tab")
It took about 15 seconds to load on my cable which is high-speed.
The names are the station identifications 3-digit country plus 9-digit station identifier. So you can pull out a station as follows:
tsp(test) # 1898.000 2006.917 12.000
It would be easy to make a NetCDF file from this and I’ll post one up if someone sends me a conversion script. I thought about posting up an ASCII version but it’s about 4 times larger and NOBODY should be using Excel for this type of thing. Get with the R-program.