Similar to CSV, the DIF file format is used to create readable text entries in the files.
- Snippet from Wikipedia: Data Interchange Format
Data Interchange Format (.dif) is a text file format used to import/export single spreadsheets between spreadsheet programs (OpenOffice.org Calc, Excel, Gnumeric, StarCalc, Lotus 1-2-3, FileMaker, dBase, Framework, Multiplan, etc.). It is also known as "Navy DIF".
You can use this format to fill spreadsheets and read them in spreadsheet programs (OpenOffice.org Calc, Excel, Gnumeric, StarCalc).
The format is a text file, encoded in ASCII, with a header and body.
This is especially useful for a number of ScaVis data holders discussed in Data Structures section.
The Java class for this format is called
Here is a simple Python example showing how to create a DIF file
from jhplot import * from jhplot.io import * p=P1D("X-Y values with error 0.5 on Y") p.add(1,2,0.5) p.add(2,10,0.5) p.add(3,61,0.5) f=HFileDIF("test.dif","w") f.write(p)
The output file “test.dif” can be read in OpenOffice or any other spreadsheet programs.
Here is a more complicated example:
— Sergei Chekanov 2010/03/07 17:35