[Nipy-devel] good format for storing numeric data

Jonathan Taylor jonathan.taylor@stanford....
Mon Nov 16 13:05:46 CST 2009

> are there any recommendations for a good binary or txt format for
> storing numeric data (single,double
> precision,complex/non-complex,etc.,.)? something that one can easily
> read into python, matlab, maple, R, excel, etc (perhaps with
> additional modules/plugins, but easy available, well maintained
> plugins).

 that seems difficult in general, maybe hdf5? this seems a little overkill,

> in addition, is there a recommended format for storing numpy ndarrays?
wouldn't numpy's npz, npy files make the most sense?

-- jonathan

Jonathan Taylor
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