Client programs are built using existing software.
- A program which uses a supported API to read local data
can be rebuilt to read data from DODS servers.
- The source code which implements the API is modified, not the
user program - Most user programs can be rebuilt with no
- Linking analysis programs with DODS libraries means that
users can use existing analysis packages/procedures (including those
they have developed in-house) rather than picking from a handful of
client programs developed specifically for DODS.