Miscellaneous: HDF5, YAML, Parquet, pickle (astropy.io.misc)#

The astropy.io.misc module contains miscellaneous input/output routines that do not fit elsewhere, and are often used by other astropy sub-packages. For example, astropy.io.misc.hdf5 contains functions to read/write Table objects from/to HDF5 files, but these should not be imported directly by users. Instead, users can access this functionality via the Table class itself (see Unified File Read/Write Interface). Routines that are intended to be used directly by users are listed in the astropy.io.misc section.