Commit 673d7252 authored by Thomas Vincent's avatar Thomas Vincent

add useful function to safely set hdf5 attributes

parent 1609865d
# coding: utf-8
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"""Useful functions for HDF5 files"""
import numpy
import h5py
from ..util import text_type
def str_to_h5_utf8(text):
"""Convert text to the appropriate unicode type
:param Union[str,List[str]] text:
:return: Input converted to a format appropriate for h5py
:rtype: numpy.ndarray
"""
return numpy.array(text, dtype=h5py.special_dtype(vlen=text_type))
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