(Sorry to be late joining this discussion. I've been at meetings all week.)
I just had a long discussion with Bob about the paper. The paper does a
good job of identifying key issues, but we found ourselves a little unsure
about what actual options we wanted to decide among, particularly from the
user's perspective. We thought it might be good to back up a bit and
clarify what applications would want to do with groups in the new
netCDF. That's probably implicit in Russ's paper, but we weren't too sure
how to separate the implementation issues from the issues of what
capabilities one would want the user to see.
We thought the best thing would be to have a telecon, where we could asks
one another questions, get ourselves on the same page. How do you guys
feel about that, maybe next week some time?
(Next Wed-Friday, from 3-5 are available for me.)
At 03:07 PM 4/23/2004, Russ Rew wrote:
I've begun to think about whether we should make use of HDF5 Groups in
netCDF-4, and if so how we should make use of them. I don't have any
recommendations yet, but here's a short discussion of some of the
This is a request for comments on the above draft. I'm leaning
towards using HDF5 Groups, but haven't decided which of the two models
described in the above draft to recommend.
Mike Folk, Scientific Data Tech (HDF) http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu
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