[Numpy-discussion] proposal: smaller representation of string arrays
shoyer at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 15:05:11 EDT 2017
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know of a format off-hand that works with numpy uniform-length
> strings and Unicode as well. HDF5 (to my recollection) supports arrays of
> NULL-terminated, uniform-length ASCII like FITS, but only variable-length
> UTF8 strings.
HDF5 supports two character sets, ASCII and UTF-8. Both come in fixed and
variable length versions:
"Fixed length UTF-8" for HDF5 refers to the number of bytes used for
storage, not the number of characters.
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