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HDF5 - A New Generation of HDF
The Hierarchical Data Format

HDF Links at NCSA

HDF Help Desk
  • Email to HDF Technical Support

HDF Home Page

HDF Newsletters
  • News about HDF and HDF5

HDF5 FTP Archives
  • HDF5 source code archives

HDF5 Overview, Papers, etc.
  • Overview of HDF5 library and development effort (slide show)
  • Other HDF5-related papers, presentations, and RFCs

High Level HDF5 APIs
  • High level APIs for easier HDF5 application development
  • Image, Table, and HDF5 Lite

Parallel HDF5
  • HDF5 in parallel computing environments
  • Installation, tutorial, Q&A, design notes

XML and HDF5
  • XML tools and standard XML DTD for HDF5

Printer-friendly Docs
  • PDF versions of selected HDF5 documents will be available from the HDF5 website approximately one week after each release.

HDF5 Doc Development
  • Snapshots of future releases
  • Related document sets not part of standard release
  • Errata, bugfixes, and updates for this release (if available)

HDF5 User Documentation
Release 1.6.5, November 2005

An Introduction to HDF5
  • An overview of design goals behind the HDF5 library and file format
  • An introduction to HDF5 programming
HDF5 Tutorial
  • A tutorial introduction to HDF5
    (Served from the HDF5 website at NCSA)
HDF5 User's Guide
  • A new user's guide, first published in the HDF5 Release 1.6.x series
    (Served from the HDF5 website at NCSA)
  • The HDF5 Release 1.4.5 User's Guide remains available, though it has not been updated for the current release
HDF5 Reference Manuals
HDF5 and “Foreign Languages”
HDF5 Glossary
  • A glossary of terms as they are used in HDF5
HDF5 Application Developer's Guide

HDF5 Tools

HDF5 Tools
  • HDF5 tools, including Java-based tools
  • HDFView, h5dump, h5ls, h5toh4, etc.

HDF5 Library Development Documentation

HDF5 File Format Specification
  • The complete specification of the HDF5 file format
HDF5 C++ API Design Specification
  • First draft of the design specification for the HDF5 C++ APIs
    (Served from the HDF5 website at NCSA)
HDF5 Technical Notes
  • Technical notes for HDF5 library and driver developers
(Internet links)
(Local links, unless otherwise noted)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

HDF Help Desk
Last modified: 31 October 2005
Describes HDF5 Release 1.6.5, November 2005

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