[Nexus-developers] complex numbers

Pete R. Jemian jemian at anl.gov
Fri Nov 19 22:04:59 GMT 2010

Suppose I want to store an array of complex numbers
such as atomic scattering factors or scatter lengths.
How do I do that in NeXus?

The manual provides no answers.

HDF5 provides no complex data type but makes a suggestion to store this 
as a two-dimensional dataset with [real, imaginary] parts.


  Pete R. Jemian, Ph.D.                <jemian at anl.gov>
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