root-format is an actively used binary data format created in 1994. ROOT provides a file format that is a machine-independent compressed binary format, including both the data and its description, and provides an open-source automated tool to generate the data description (or "dictionary") when saving data, and to generate C++ classes corresponding to this description when reading back the data.
- the root-format website
- root-format first appeared in 1994
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Last updated January 18th, 2020