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

XML and HDF5

  • XML tools and standard XML DTD for HDF5

Printer-friendly Docs
Searchable Docs

  • PDF and PS versions of selected HDF5 Release 1.4.1 docs (includes docs indicated by *)

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 1.4.4, July 2002

An Introduction to HDF5 *
  • An overview of design goals behind the HDF5 library and file format
  • An introduction to HDF5 programming
HDF5 User's Guide
  • Descriptions of the HDF5 APIs
  • Extended information supporting the use of HDF5
  • And a new HDF5 User's Guide is in the works. Feedback will be very much appreciated!
HDF5 Reference Manual *
  • A complete reference manual for the HDF5 APIs
HDF5 Application Developer's Guide
  • Changes since the last release
  • Standards definitions and development guidelines
Fortran90 and C++ APIs *
  • Non-C APIs linked from and incorporated in the HDF5 Reference Manual
HDF5 Glossary *
  • A glossary of terms as they are used in HDF5
HDF5 Tools
  • HDF5 tools, including Java-based tools
  • H5view, h5dump, h5ls, h5toh4, etc.
HDF5 Tutorial
  • A tutorial introduction to HDF5
    (served from the HDF website at NCSA)
Parallel HDF5 Design
  • The design specification of the parallel HDF5 APIs
  • An example program
Parallel HDF5 Implementation
  • The current status of implmentation of the parallel HDF5 APIs

HDF5 Library Development Documentation

HDF5 File Format Specification
  • The complete specification of the HDF5 file format
HDF5 Technical Notes
  • Technical notes for HDF5 library and driver developers
(Internet links)
(Local links)


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Last modified: 12 June 2002
Describes HDF5 Release 1.4.4, July 2002

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