[Numpy-discussion] Home for pyhdf5io?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu May 21 15:07:34 CDT 2009

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 15:04,  <albert.thuswaldner@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I'm writing this because i have developed a small python module that might
> be of interest to you the readers of this list:
> http://code.google.com/p/pyhdf5io/
> It basically implements load/save functions that mimic the behaviour of
> those found in Matlab, i.e. with them you can store your variables from
> within the interactive shell (IPython, python) or from within a function,
> and then load them back in again. One important difference is that the hdf5
> format is used to store the variables, which comes with a a number of
> benefits:
> - a open standard file format which is supported by many applications.
> - completely portable file format across different platforms.
> Read more here: http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/whatishdf5.html
> And now to the question:
> I think that this module is to small to be developed and maintained on its
> on, I think It would be better if it could be part of some larger project.
> So where would pyhdf5io fit in?

PyTables, probably.

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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