Make it easy to load data in many different analytical clients
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.
I think this is subsumed by Tables
Did the prototype of doing this as a method called on loadEntity to transform the data to the right format for a particular client.