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Re: [h5md-user] proposal 100 - update

From: Pierre de Buyl
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] proposal 100 - update
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:22:21 +0200
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On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:13:16AM +0200, Felix Höfling wrote:
> I think the correct formula reads:
> time[i] = time.offset + (step[i] - step.offset) * time[]
> The benefit of such an extension to the proposal is really small, so I would
> drop it. I think that most situations are covered by the following to
> scenarios:
> i) for "rare" sampling (only at a few steps) it is most straightforward to
> write step and time explicitly, as it is in 1.0.
> ii) for more frequent, regular sampling, the proposal offers the calculation
> of the sampling time from the array index, the increment (scalar dataset
> "time") and the offset (attribute time.offset)
> Pierre, is their a specific application which motivates your suggestion?

No, but going through the idea I tried to have a clear picture of the different
storage schemes and it seemed to fill a gap. We can drop it if it generates more
confusion than anything else. Your different reading of the formula is already
such an indication.


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