R-alpha: machine-independent .Rdata
Fri, 9 May 1997 09:56:04 +1200 (NZST)
Luke Tierney writes:
> If a move toward machine-independent representation seems reasonable,
> it may be worth looking at some of the binary data exchange formats
> used by nasa and others,
> CDF http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cdf/cdf_home.html
> netCDF http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf/index.html
> HDF http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu/
> There may also be something useful in the "Scientific Data Format
> Information FAQ"
I've certainly given this and xdr the odd microsecond of thought. A
platform independent data format would be very nice. If someone would
like to look at this - or assign it as homework to a student (mine's
doing equations in plots :-) it would be very useful. You don't have
to plug it into R, just find out what's invoved.
I'm about to be faced with a third year data analysis course with 100+
students so it won't be me ...
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