[Numpy-discussion] ANN: PyTables 1.2

Jeff Whitaker jswhit at fastmail.fm
Wed Nov 23 08:59:14 CST 2005


Chris Barker wrote:
> Francesc Altet wrote:
>
>> Also, Jeff Whitaker has kindly contributed a new module called
>> tables.NetCDF. It is designed to be used as a drop-in replacement for
>> Scientific.IO.NetCDF, with only minor actions to existing code.
>
> What advantages does tables.NetCDF have over Scientific.IO.NetCDF?
>
> -Chris
>
>
>
Chris:  From my perspective, the transparent compression (using zlib and 
the hdf5 shuffle filter) is the biggest one.  I get files that are a 
factor of 2-4 smaller. 

-Jeff

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