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Hi Ed, > > You may also wish to refer to the H5 user's guide, > > > > http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HDF5/doc/UG/ > > > > and there is a tutorial program at: > > > > > > http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu/training/other-ex5/sample-programs/StringOpaque.html > > > > Excellent! Looks to me like we can use the H5T_NATIVE_CHAR type for > strings and HDF5 will provide everything we need. > > One question: you guys can handle n-dimensional arrays of strings - > for example a 3 dimensional array of strings? And use the space > manipulation functions to define the dimensions, all in the usual HDF5 > way? Yep. You can have any combination of dataspace and datatype that you'd like. (a 17 dimensional space of variable-length sequences of arrays of strings, etc... :-) Quincey