[Matplotlib-devel] [rfc] a better interchange format for colormaps

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Wed Apr 20 22:21:12 EDT 2016

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Isaac Gerg <isaac.gerg at gergltd.com> wrote:
> Could you use HDF format?  Its a bit overkill as a storage container but
> almost everything supports it.

The only thing that can read/write HDF5 is libhdf5, which is a giant C
codebase. Unless I'm missing something, I think this would make the
format utterly inaccessible to browser-based Javascript visualizations
-- versus, it's at least *possible* to read JSON in Matlab :-).


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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