MXA: A Customizable HDF5-Based Data Format for Multi-Dimensional Data Sets
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE
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A new digital file format is proposed for the long-term archival storage of experimental data sets generated by serial sectioning instruments. The format is known as the multi-dimensional eXtensible Archive MXA format and is based on the public domain Hierarchical Data Format HDF5. The MXA data model, its description by means of an eXtensible Markup Language XML file with associated Document Type Definition DTD are described in detail. The public domain MXA package is available through a dedicated web site mxa.web.cmu.edu, along with implementation details and example data files.
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