Hierarchical Data Format 5 : HDF5

  • Sandeep KoranneEmail author


In this chapter we introduce the Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) specification. We present a number of examples which use the HDF5 API for reading and writing HDF files.We present C/C++ API examples of the API including examples of writing, reading compound types in HDF5. For large scientific data, HDF5 is representative of the APIs which are used in CDF and other data formats containing simulation or experimentally collected data.


File Object Group Object Root Group Dataset Object Assertion Check 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.West LinnUSA

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