Binary data (branch from future of VOTable)
aa at astro.ex.ac.uk
Wed Apr 14 07:22:27 PDT 2004
> > I have yet to see a standard for bulk binary data transport
> > that is significantly better than FITS. Hence the wrapping
> There's a BinX format floating about from (I think) the grid world - and
> Guy told me about some DFDL (pronounced 'daffodil' apparently) which is
> a way of allowing xml-based tools to read binary format data. I don't
> know much more about it.
Don't know anything about the DFDL stuff, but the BinX stuff has come up
before (see http://www.edikt.org/binx/) and looks interesting. Has anyone
had a serious look at it yet?
Dr. A. Allan, School of Physics, University of Exeter
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