Re: scale/offset clarified

Hi John,

> Robert E. McGrath wrote:
> > I have completely and totally lost the thread of discussion.
> >
> > If you guys are going to propose a feature either for netCDF4 or HDF5 or
> > both, it would be helpful to organize the proposal into an RFC.
> sorry, i was just brainstorming to see if anything would fly before 
> getting too formal ;^)

> i think we need netcdf-4 to be a subset of hdf-5, so i would be 
> reluctant to propose a feature in netcdf-4 not supported in hdf-5.
    It sounds like a very reasonable filter to include with the base HDF5
library, something we've thought about in the past also.