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Binary: HDF5ΒΆ

It is expected that small-angle scattering data will be stored in binary HDF5 files ( To store SAS data in text files, see the chapter titled Text: XML.

The basic plan here is to describe the implementation of the canSAS multi-dimensional format within the NeXus HDF5 format ( by creating a new NeXus NXcansas application definition, expressed as a NXDL file (

The effort to create this NXDL definition will commence once the basics of the canSAS multi-dimensional format are set forth.