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>> You can enter (re)define mode and delete a whole variable. This generally >> involves a copy. > Is this new? I was not aware that a variable could be deleted. No. I mispoke. Only attributes can do this. I should finish my coffee before answering mail. -glenn >From owner-netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 14 2004 Jul -0600 16:39:58 Message-ID: <wrxr7regqm9.fsf_-_@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: 14 Jul 2004 16:39:58 -0600 From: Ed Hartnett <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> In-Reply-To: <184.108.40.206.2.20040609161022.01e525b8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: HDF5 bitfields... Received: (from majordo@localhost) by unidata.ucar.edu (UCAR/Unidata) id i6EMe0pS013398 for netcdf-hdf-out; Wed, 14 Jul 2004 16:40:00 -0600 (MDT) Received: from rodney.unidata.ucar.edu (rodney.unidata.ucar.edu [220.127.116.11]) by unidata.ucar.edu (UCAR/Unidata) with ESMTP id i6EMdxaW013358 for <netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Wed, 14 Jul 2004 16:39:59 -0600 (MDT) Organization: UCAR/Unidata Keywords: 200407142239.i6EMdxaW013358 Lines: 12 User-Agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Sender: owner-netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Precedence: bulk Reply-To: netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx HDF5 Folk: Is there an example somewhere about using bitfields in HDF5? Or can you just tell me what functions would be used to create a bitfield? Limits on number of bits? How are these stored then? Any sort of padding or what? Ed