Make it easy to load data in many different analytical clients

Description

Need a way to interact with data stored within a (locationable) entity more generally such it is no longer client-specific. This should be aimed to reduce large i/o overhead for reading and writing files.

R Objects are awesome for R users, but not ideal for users of other clients (web, python). Text files are a lot of overhead for all clients. HDF5 one option?

This is a HUGE issue and one that needs to be discussed both on research and platform teams.

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Mike Kellen
September 3, 2014, 12:24 AM

I think this is subsumed by Tables

Mike Kellen
January 2, 2013, 10:33 PM

Did the prototype of doing this as a method called on loadEntity to transform the data to the right format for a particular client.

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Assignee

Bruce Hoff

Reporter

Brian Bot