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Newsletter #113
April 22, 2010


Release of h5check version 2.0

Version 2.0 of the HDF5 Format Checker (h5check) is now available.

The h5check utility is a validation tool for verifying that an HDF5 file is encoded according to the HDF File Format Specification. Its purpose is to ensure data model integrity and long-term compatibility between evolving versions of the HDF5 library. This tool does not link with the HDF5 library and does not use HDF5 library API calls.

The h5check web page is located here:


Information on how to build and use h5check can be accessed from the h5check web page.

The h5check software can be downloaded from The HDF Group Downloads page, or from:


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