Conventions for specific data models in HDF5

Hi everyone,

I am working on a data model with a corresponding layout in HDF5 files. I wonder if there are any established conventions in the HDF5 world for identifying data models used. For example, to affirm that "the contents of this group conform to version 42.0 of the WonderfulData model", how should I store this information? Of course I can make up my own conventions, but common ones would make it possible to write generic tools, which seems preferable. I didn't succeed in finding any such conventions, but maybe I didn't look in the right place.



Konrad Hinsen
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS Orléans
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