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Re: [h5md-user] Monotonicity of the time step

From: Pierre de Buyl
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] Monotonicity of the time step
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:31:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25:42AM +0200, Felix Höfling wrote:
> Currently, we have the constraint that step and time have to
> increase monotonically. If somebody is interested in simulations
> with reversed time, this can not be satisfied.


I suggest that those people store their time as increasing and use

actual_time = - time_found_in_file

> I would like to relax the constraint from the time and to require
> only that the "step" increases monotonically. (Which would allow the
> physical time to jump wildly, it could be made monotonic as well,
> but either increasing or decreasing.)

unless there is a strong incentive that I do not see clearly now, I am not very
enthusiastic at this idea.


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