[Numpy-discussion] proposal: smaller representation of string arrays
robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 18:20:32 EDT 2017
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Phil Hodge <hodge at stsci.edu> wrote:
> On 04/20/2017 03:17 PM, Anne Archibald wrote:
>> Actually if I understood the spec, FITS header lines are 80 bytes long
and contain ASCII with no NULLs; strings are quoted and trailing spaces are
> FITS BINTABLE extensions can have columns containing strings, and in that
case the values are NULL terminated, except that if the string fills the
field (i.e. there's no room for a NULL), the NULL will not be written.
Ah, that's what I was thinking of, thank you.
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