In a project, I need to keep track of complex attributes of things, composed of (at least) a value and a unit, or even a value, a unit (like '10 mm'), allowed tolerances, min and max values etc.
What are the experiences in the community with using either properties on a node (prop1_val, prop1_unit, prop2_val, ... etc) or nodes describing the attribute (where the property names can stay the same for all the nodes).
My understanding is that there will be a tradeoff for 'self-containedness' vs. speed & ease of querying. I'm grateful for any insights!
If you mean that the 'thing' node would contain the properties, then would it be a useful intermediate step to contain all properties together on a 'properties' node linked to the 'thing' by a HAS_PROPERTIES relationship?
The inclusion of a relationship that can hold an additional dimension of data could be useful.