Article | Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany | Proposal for a Standard Time Series File Format in HDF5

Title:
Proposal for a Standard Time Series File Format in HDF5
Author:
Andreas Pfeiffer: DLR Institute of System Dynamics and Control, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany Ingrid Bausch-Gall: BAUSCH-GALL GmbH, Munich, Germany Martin Otter: DLR Institute of System Dynamics and Control, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076495
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany
Issue:
076
Article no.:
050
Pages:
495-506
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-19
ISBN:
978-91-7519-826-2
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


This paper describes a proposal for a standard to store the results of dynamic systems simulations in form of time series data persistently on file. The reasons to develop such a standard are explained; as well as the decision to use the HDF5 file format as a basis. The meta-information to be stored on file is mainly deduced from the Functional Mockup Interface standard. Two variants are analyzed: Storing the meta-data either with a set of tables or in a hierarchy. Usability and performance measurements are utilized for the selection.

Keywords: Simulation Results; File Format; Time Series; Standard; HDF5; MTSF; FMI

Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Andreas Pfeiffer, Ingrid Bausch-Gall, Martin Otter
Title:
Proposal for a Standard Time Series File Format in HDF5
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076495
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Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Andreas Pfeiffer, Ingrid Bausch-Gall, Martin Otter
Title:
Proposal for a Standard Time Series File Format in HDF5
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076495
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