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Metadata

Information available during data acquisition

The simplest incarnation of metadata is all necessary information obtained during data acquisition that usually gets stored in a file and read upon data import. A dataset contains these metadata together with the numerical data.

Metadata are best stored in simple yet structured text files that focus on human readability and writability, while retaining machine readability.

concepts/metadata/index.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/28 23:03 by till