Supported Formats and Layouts¶
These export into common, general-purpose formats.
suitcase-tiff — image data TIFF stacks or individual TIFF files
suitcase-csv — scalar data as Common-Separated Values
suitcase-json-metadata — JSON with just experiment metadata (“header”)
suitcase-yaml-metadata — YAML with just experiment metadata (“header”)
There is often room for interpretation in how exactly to lay out the data into a given file format. If a generic suitcase does not meet your needs, we encourage you to write (or request) a one-off.
These are tailored to one specific application, writing files to the requirements of a particular software program or user.
suitcase-specfile — Text files traditionally generated by SPEC. There is no formal schema for the format and details vary by implementation. This one validated using the specfile importer in PyMca.
suitcase-nexus-archive — a variety of the NeXuS HDF5 layout
suitcase-data-exchange — DataExchange from APS
suitcase-xafs-data-interchange — XAFS Data Interchange (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/012148)
These encode the data into a format intended to be accessed through a programmatic interface such as databroker. They are not generally intended to be read by humans or opened directly by data analysis software. Rather, they are for internal archival.