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Paper: Advantages of Extensible Self-described Data Formats: Lessons Learned from NDF
Volume: 485, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Page: 355
Authors: Economou, F.; Jenness, T.; Currie, M. J.; Berry, D. S.
Abstract: In the context of current discussions about the future of data formats, we present an overview of key features of the NDF format. In our experience, these features offer advantages for archive-side reprocessing and publication of data products, and provide valuable lessons learned for future data format designers.
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