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The structure of a computer file. There are hundreds of different formats for data (databases, text, images, video, etc.). Software files are in the format of the hardware they run in (x86, POWER, ARM, etc.) and the operating system it runs under (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.). Each format defines how the sequence of bits and bytes are laid out, with the text file being the simplest (see ASCII file). See native format, foreign format, graphics formats, record layout, codec examples and extension.
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Read both Unicode and non-Unicode data, allowing universal usage regardless of language, data format or location, improving utility through a single installation.
With the adoption of an XML-based data format, the SEC hopes to improve the ability of investors to analyze company behavior.
2) The data format technology allows the display of digital documents/images after they are generated and converted on the server.
During the liaison meeting, we request a status report on the FTA's survey and its efforts to develop a standardized data format.
This results in a fractured ecosystem of data formats which make it difficult for Test Engineers and Management to get a global view of what is going on with their product quality," says Harsh Wanigaratne, co-author of the Case Study at IntraStage.
It accepts major data formats, including Sensornet, and can translate one data format to another.
CBEFF is the biometric data format spearheaded and developed by NIST in cooperation with industry and users.
By making its tag format available, 3M "is offering a migration path toward whatever ISO tag data format standard is eventually adopted," says Haas.
Chapter nine, "The Future: Organizations Involved with the Study of the Preservation of Electronic Records," describes the efforts of the various associations and groups that are engaged in developing read-write digital data format standards.
FLIRT is "protocol friendly," meaning that trade information can be written in any data format (FIXml, FpML, XML, etc.
a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it has published a reference to the latest version of the JT[TM] data format, thereby completing the next logical step in establishing a common language that allows the global manufacturing industry to seamlessly share and retain 3D product data.
Micro Software Designs (MSD) Limited, now an approved Data Conversion Service Provider for TransUnion, will develop software that seamlessly converts disparate subscriber data into the TransUnion Trinidad Data Format (TUTDF).