6 Programming Notes
This section describes some of the basic features of the library in comparison with the VAX
- The library provides only read access.
- Only VAX binary GSD files can be read.
- Bad values in the file are converted to PRIMDAT bad values, which differ from the
traditional VAX/GSD bad values. (This conversion is in memory only, the file itself is
- Type conversion is possible only between numeric types (including logical). Numeric to
character or character to numeric conversion is not provided by the library.