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Hi Ed, > Quincey Koziol <koziol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > > > 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 > > Excellent! > > Do you allow any conversion to other types? I expect not... Not currently. (I expect its only a matter of time before we are asked to support this though... :-) Quincey > Russ and John, are we going to say that not all types are convertible > in netCDF? At this moment, any type can be converted into any other, > but are we going to try that with string? Doesn't seem to make much > sense... > > Ed >