Re: CDF, netCDF and HDF Note from you attached below

>> 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

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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