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Introduction to HDF5 
HDF5 User’s Guide 
HDF5 Reference Manual 

HDF5: High-level APIs

The HDF5 High-level APIs (application programming interfaces) are a set of functions built on top of the main HDF5 Library.

HDF5 Lite (H5LT) is designed as a convenience API, performing more operations per call than the basic HDF5 interfaces.

Other high-level HDF5 APIs are sets of functions that provide standard object interfaces and definitions: images (H5IM), tables (H5TB), packet tables (H5PT), and dimension scales (H5DS).

HDF5 High-level Reference Manual
     H5LT: HDF5 Lite API
H5IM: HDF5 Image API
H5TB: HDF5 Table API
H5PT: HDF5 Packet Table API (and C++)
H5DS: HDF5 Dimension Scales API
HDF5 Optimized Functions
     These APIs and functions are available in the HDF5 High-level Library, which is distributed with and, in most circumstances, compiled and installed with the main HDF5 Library.
Supplemental Functions
     HDF5 High–level Functions for Region References,
     HDF5 Hyperslabs, and Bit-fields
  Supplemental functions; must be installed separately.
Guides and Tutorial
     HDF5 Tutorial   The HDF5 Tutorial, with a section covering the high-level APIs
     HDF5 Packet Table API Introduction   An introduction to the HDF5 Packet Table APIs
     HDF5 Packet Table Use Cases   Packet table use cases
Specifications
     HDF5 Image and Palette Specification   The HDF5 Image specification
     HDF5 Table Specification   The specification for the HDF5 Table API
     HDF5 Dimension Scale Specification (PDF)   The specification for the HDF5 Dimension Scale API

 


HDF5 documents and links 
Introduction to HDF5 
HDF5 User’s Guide 
HDF5 Reference Manual 

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