### NDF_CREAT

Create a new simple NDF via the ADAM parameter system

#### Description:

The routine creates a new simple NDF via the ADAM parameter system, associates it with a parameter, and returns an NDF identifier for it.

#### Invocation

CALL NDF_CREAT( PARAM, FTYPE, NDIM, LBND, UBND, INDF, STATUS )

#### Arguments

##### FTYPE = CHARACTER $\ast$ ( $\ast$ ) (Given)
Full data type of the NDF’s DATA component (e.g. ’_DOUBLE’ or ’COMPLEX_REAL’).
##### NDIM = INTEGER (Given)
Number of NDF dimensions.
##### LBND( NDIM ) = INTEGER (Given)
Lower pixel-index bounds of the NDF.
##### UBND( NDIM ) = INTEGER (Given)
Upper pixel-index bounds of the NDF.
NDF identifier.
##### STATUS = INTEGER (Given and Returned)
The global status.

#### Notes:

• This routine creates a "simple" NDF, i.e. one whose array components will be stored in "simple" form by default (see SGP/38).

• The full data type of the DATA component is specified via the FTYPE argument and the data type of the VARIANCE component defaults to the same value. These data types may be set individually with the NDF_STYPE routine if required.

• If this routine is called with STATUS set, then a value of NDF__NOID will be returned for the INDF argument, although no further processing will occur. The same value will also be returned if the routine should fail for any reason. The NDF__NOID constant is defined in the include file NDF_PAR.