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Re: [h5md-user] units module

From: Peter Colberg
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] units module
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:09:45 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:34:15PM +0200, Pierre de Buyl wrote:
> It seems so. But I cannot read the attached file in Python, can you?

Yup, works fine:

import h5py
f = h5py.File("h5ex_t_vlstring.h5", "r")
print(" ".join(f["DS1"][:]))                    --> Parting is such sᏠsorrow

The units module could define two alternate SI notations though, one
using short symbols and the other using long identifiers. For example,
a symbol is "Å" (in UTF-8 encoding), and the corresponding identifier
is "angstrom" (in ASCII encoding). The former appears more suited for
human consumption, the latter more suited for machine consumption.

> By the way, I had to find a unicode character table to enter an Å.

You are missing out! :-)

There is a wonderful world of Unicode characters hidden in your
keyboard. Many computers suited for scientific workers support
Compose key sequences [1, 2] that provide access to a subset of
Unicode characters. A compose key sequence is a combination of
pressing the "Compose" key and two other keys.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compose_key
[2] http://www.hermit.org/Linux/ComposeKeys.html

Usually desktop environments provide a way to configure the Compose
key, e.g., to the Menu key (between Right Alt and Right Ctrl) on
Windows-style keyboards, or the Right Ctrl key on other keyboards.

À bientôt,

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