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

Andrew Charles ac1201@gmail....
Wed Apr 2 18:45:18 CDT 2008


netCDF is mostly used for geophysical, in particular atmospheric data,
although I also use it for more general physical model results. There
are a wealth of command line tools for inspecting and operating on
netCDF files.

I found the AMBER (an MD package -
http://amber.scripps.edu/netcdf/nctraj.html) convention useful in
working out how to lay out my particle data in a netCDF file.

I've never used HDF, so I can't give a comparison.


On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 7:52 PM, Gabriel J.L. Beckers <beckers@orn.mpg.de> wrote:
> I too recommend hdf5 as data format. hdf5 has become my standard data
>  format for pretty much all my work with scientific data because pytables
>  makes it very easy to use, and yet offers the possibility of using
>  advanced features at the same time. Have a look at their website
>  http://www.pytables.org .
>
>  Best, Gabriel
>
>
>
>  On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 19:09 +0200, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
>  > On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 10:06:35AM -0700, Charles Doutriaux wrote:
>  > > 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
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