7. Data Formats¶
Data formats specify the transmitted data between the blocks of a toolchain. They describe the format of the data blocks that circulate between algorithms and formalize the interaction between algorithms and data sets, so they can communicate in an orderly manner. For more detailed information see the “Dataformats” section of “Getting Started with BEAT” in BEAT documentation.
Data formats are named using three values joined by a
operator. The first value is the username.
system user, provides a number of pre-defined formats such as
integers, booleans, floats and arrays (see here). You may also
browse publicly available data formats to see all available data formats
system and other users.
7.1. Data Format Declaration¶
When the user clicks on one of the data formats, she/he has access to the data format description, its declaration, edition history, and algorithms that refer to that data format, like shown on the image below:
7.2. Deleting a Data Format¶
You may delete a data format that you created by just clicking on the
Delete button and once deleted it cannot be restored. Notice that, if the
data format has been already used by any algorithm within the platform, it
cannot be deleted any longer.