[Numpy-discussion] Home for pyhdf5io?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue May 26 18:28:08 CDT 2009


On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 00:50, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> Yes. That's why I wrote the NPY format instead. I *did* do some due
>> diligence before I designed a new binary format.
>
> I assumed so, and I also assume you took a look at netcdf3, but since
> it's been brought up here, I take it it dint fit the bill? Even if it
> did, while it will be around for a LONG time, it is an out-of-date format.

Lack of unsigned and 64-bit integers for the most part. But even if
they were supported, I didn't see much point in using a standard that
is being replaced by its own community.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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