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Hierarchical Data Format

HDF (Hierarchical Data Format) is a general purpose library and file format for storing scientific data. It arranges data into datasets (multidimensional arrays) and groups (a structure for organizing objects).

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Recent releases

  •  22 Sep 2012 11:12

    Release Notes: This release fixes diff and copy bugs, improves the ability to identify errors in collective operations when using HDF in parallel mode, and updates to the latest autoconf/automake tools.

    •  10 Jul 2012 21:16

      Release Notes: This release adds minor bugfixes.

      •  01 Jul 2012 23:34

        Release Notes: Support was added for IBM XL Fortran for Linux 64-bit and Linux PowerPC 64 Version 13.1. Numerous bugfixes.

        •  27 Jun 2012 19:54

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in some Fortran functions which caused them to return the wrong status code on success.

          •  21 Jun 2012 19:41

            Release Notes: This release adds minor C++ API enhancements and minor bugfixes for supplementary tools.

            Recent comments

            28 Mar 2011 22:00 imipak

            HDF seems to be one of the most widely-used mechanisms for storing data in scientific software. It's interesting that packages that deal with very similar types of data for home use or in other industries use other formats.


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