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HDF5  1.15.0
API Reference
Tools for Viewing and Editing HDF5 Files

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Basic Facts about HDF5

The following are basic facts about HDF5 files to keep in mind while completing these tutorial topics:

  • All HDF5 files contain a root group "/".
  • There are two primary objects in HDF5, a group and a dataset:
    Groups allow objects to be organized into a group structure, such as a tree.
    Datasets contain raw data values.
  • Additional information about an HDF5 object may optionally be stored in attributes attached to the object.

Tutorial Topics

Tutorial Topic Description
Learning HDF5 with HDFView Use HDFView to create, edit and view files.
Command-line Tools Use the HDF5 command-line tools for viewing, editing, and comparing HDF5 files.
Use Case: Examining a JPSS NPP File With HDF5 Tools Use HDF5 tools to examine and work with JPSS NPP files.

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