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Requirements
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The absolute minimum information required for the standard
analysis of small-angle scattering measurements is intensity
as a function of scattering vector, :math:`I(\vec{Q})`.
* Allow for representation of *reduced data* of any dimensionality
* 1D SAS data
* 2D SAS data from detectors
* additional dimensions for complex experiments
* *Q* can be either a vector (:math:`\vec{Q}`) or a vector magnitude (:math:`|\vec{Q}|`)
* Identify and associate scanning axes
* Provide (when possible)
* uncertainties and their constituents
* masking information
* Allow for
* complex experiments with multiple detectors
* easy plotting of the data in close to their raw form
* Maintain the original dimensionality of the data if at all possible
* Use existing standards where possible or practical