NC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a NC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .NC files.

What is a NC file?

The .nc file extension is used for a data file format that was developed by MathWorks, Inc. These NC files are also known as unidata network common data form files. These .nc files are generated by the Matlab software, which is a scientific and mathematical data manipulation program that was also created by MathWorks, Inc.These NC files contain a set of machine-independent data formats along with a series of software libraries. These .nc files provide functions for accessing, sharing, distributing and creating scientific data, specifically array-oriented scientific information. The Matlab software was designed by MathWorks for Microsoft Windows PCs.These .nc files are used internally by the Matlab software. It is best to leave these NC files alone, in order for the Matlab program to continue working properly.

How to open NC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension NC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different NC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NC

While we know of one file format using the .NC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .NC file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of NC files. Remember, different programs may use NC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

AlphaeditAlphaeditUser submitted
TruTops ConvertTruTops ConvertUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
CIMCO EditCIMCO EditUser submitted
ESPRIT.NCEditESPRIT.NCEditUser submitted
De-CamDe-CamUser submitted
NCEDIT ApplicationNCEDIT ApplicationUser submitted
HSMWorks EditHSMWorks EditUser submitted
UniPlotUniPlotUser submitted
Predator CNC EditorPredator CNC EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with NC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!