Accessing data using your copy of matlab

OPeNDAP allows one to give a application a url and have it directly download data. To read this data into matlab use
loaddap('http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.Merged_Analysis/.monthly/.v0312/.ver2/.prcp_est/Y/%280N%29%2830N%29RANGEEDGES/T/%28Jan%201980%29%28Dec%202002%20%29RANGEEDGES/X/%2810E%29%2825W%29RANGEEDGES/%5BT+%5Drmsaover/dods')
If you have questions, comments, or problems please use the help@iri link.