I'm having trouble locating any discussion or comparative benchmarking of different raster file formats (e.g., for use in data analysis in R). Does anybody have any insight into why particular formats may be faster or slower? Or should the differences be minimal?
Specifically, I'm interested in if converting a raster (e.g., a GEOTIFF file) to a different format (e.g, a netCDF) is ever worthwhile for the purpose of speeding read/write and other operations.
Thanks in advance!