Can't understand the PCL sample point clouds(.pcd) without header

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Can't understand the PCL sample point clouds(.pcd) without header

mwsafdar90
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I am working with point clouds and using PCL. I read about the .pcd file format from:

http://pointclouds.org/documentation/tutorials/pcd_file_format.php

The above link mentions that every .pcd file contains a header and yet I have come across many .pcd files that have no header. Yet the PCL reader is able to read the file correctly. But i can't make sense of the fields in the file without header. For example, have a look at this file:


I know the first 3 fields represent xyz cooridnates but what are the other five fields?
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Re: Can't understand the PCL sample point clouds(.pcd) without header

niquiomo
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because  if the file is to be written in a binary FILE format you can't view  data, else for you view data in ASCII