xarray.load_dataset(filename_or_obj, **kwargs)[source]#

Open, load into memory, and close a Dataset from a file or file-like object.

This is a thin wrapper around open_dataset(). It differs from open_dataset in that it loads the Dataset into memory, closes the file, and returns the Dataset. In contrast, open_dataset keeps the file handle open and lazy loads its contents. All parameters are passed directly to open_dataset. See that documentation for further details.


dataset (Dataset) – The newly created Dataset.

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