I've a database where the graph represents a single dataset. Every node has
multiple attributes, among one of them is a list of datapoints, and the
list is stored as a single string, for example:
"-0.145612:-0.017787:-0.149197:0.019434:-0.030675:-0.018852:-0.059626:-0.12 3525:-0.085181:-0.095958:0.070881:-0.068942:-0.011469:-0.131096:-0.145013:- 0.220525:-0.083212:0.012034:-0.040449:0.065762:-0.188752:0.002856:-0.059711 :-0.012304:-0.106168:-0.088554:-0.024919:-0.211156:-0.077468:-0.077814:-0.0 99627:0.062143:-0.037822:-0.003117:0.119588:-0.321827:0.146043:0.018319:-0. 116253:0.063670:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA:NA :NA:NA:NA"
Every datapoint originates from a single source, for example the first
datapoint could be from source1, second from source2 etc. These are all
identical for the nodes.
Now the question is, how should this source information be stored in the
- Every node could have an attribute containing a list of the sources. I
would then, however, wasting space since they are identical for all the
- I could create a single node that contains these, and link the node to
every real data node. This doesn't seem very handy since if I want to
access the sources directly I'd need to remember the node number or create
an index containing the one node and do a wildcard query to it (which,
according to the documentation is not advisable).