Data Category array_structure

General

Category name
array_structure
Required in PDB entries
no
Category group membership
array_data_group
Used in current PDB entries
No

Category Relationship Diagrams

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Category Description

     Data items in the ARRAY_STRUCTURE category record the organization and
     encoding of array data that may be stored in the ARRAY_DATA category.

NeXus Mapping Details

 
    Note that this is essentially a type that may apply to multiple
    binary images, and corresponds to some of the detailed HDF5
    information about an array.   The following mapping is a placeholder
    for the names given for future reference, if needed.

    The information in this category is the byte order, the compression
    information, and the encoding, which is carried in and reteievable
    from the HDF5 types, properties lists, etc. 

    At present NeXus does not expose this information.  This should be
    discussed.

Category Example

 
     loop_
    _array_structure.id
    _array_structure.encoding_type
    _array_structure.compression_type
    _array_structure.byte_order
     image_1       "unsigned 16-bit integer"  none  little_endian