In this case I need integers, but I would prefer how to know how to do it
for an arbitrary type. Is there going to be a difference?

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Binh-Minh Ribler <bmrib...@hdfgroup.org>
wrote:

> Hi Steven,
>
>
> Would variable-length datatype do what you need?
>
>
> Binh-Minh
>
>
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> Steven Walton <walton.stev...@gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, October 17, 2016 12:34 PM
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> *Subject:* [Hdf-forum] Irregular 2D array write (C++)
>
> So I'm wondering if there is a good way to write an irregular shaped 2D
> array into hdf5. And example of this would be like storing vtk node
> connections for an unstructured grid. First number noting the cell type and
> the next numbers denoting the nodes.
>
> 9 23 41 54 12
> 9 46 29 19 60
> 5 93 18 58
> 5 29 58 17
> 9 50 38 58 95
>
> So the array has some rows that are length 5 and others that are length 4
> (or arbitrary). I understand how to do this with C++ vectors and push_back,
> but those don't create contiguous arrays. Is there another way to create
> this in a way that HDF would accept?
>
> -Steven
>
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