Supporting Uncertainty



I have question about supporting uncertainty. I read about it in SciDB publications but I haven’t see it yet. Is it to be supported anytime soon or it’s going to take its own course of time?



There is not yet built-in support for propagation of uncertainty in data in SciDB. This has indeed been discussed before, and can be implemented through the user-defined type system in SciDB, which is fairly simple to use (a number of examples are presented in the SciDB source tree ‘examples’ directory.)

It’s not an item presently on a fast path to implementation–we are generally working on improving lots of core features in the database. But, if someone were interested in developing an interval type or something similar, we would certainly try to help them as much as we could.