[SciPy-user] Real-time plotting and data storage format questions

Rick Wagner rwagner@physics.ucsd....
Tue Apr 1 13:51:39 CDT 2008


>> For the data format I strongly recommend NetCDF and especially  
>> NetCDF4
>> (allows for compression)
>
> Actually, why not hdf5, which seems to be used by NetCDF4, but is also
> largely used across many scientific comunities, and very well  
> supported
> under python (pytables)?
>
> My 2 cents,
>
> Gaël

Seconded. We use HDF5 [1] in a parallel simulation code written in C+ 
+ and Fortran, and find it to be incredibly useful. I personally use  
PyTables to access the data for analysis and plotting. If you have  
any questions, feel free to email me.

--Rick

[1] - http://hdfgroup.org/


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