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Re: Writing large [x,x,x,x] files
- Subject: Re: Writing large [x,x,x,x] files
- From: "Liam E. Gumley" <Liam.Gumley(at)ssec.wisc.edu>
- Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 11:58:16 -0600
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison
- References: <email@example.com>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:23927
Sean Heukels wrote:
> What write procedure can I use when I want to write a
> matrix to file that is 128x128, multislice and with multi timepoint
> Say data(128,128,4,50).
> I tried PNG, but it says it will only take (1-4, n, m)
> Does anyone know of a better file format ???
> And furthermore, would that format be able to allow a user to write a little
> bit of extra info, say a description to a header/footer in that same file ??
> Its just that I've written a nice program, but I want to export the data to
> some kind of format. So I can make it portanle and re-open the again.
> The raw format that I imported takes a long while to be decoded, so I
> wouldn't mind having some other more common format
For a simple format that can be used in IDL and other applications such
as C, FORTRAN, Matlab:
For a more general and flexible solution, use netCDF as Paul