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Freely Available Software

The HDF Group Software

    The HDF Group Utilities
    Utilities included in the HDF distribution are of the following type:
    • conversion utilities (for eg. jpeg2hdf, hdftor8)
    • tools for analyzing the contents of an HDF file (hdp being one of the more useful)
    • tools for manipulating HDF files (for eg. hdfcomp, hdfpack, ...)

    The HDF Group Java Products
    The HDF Java Products are a revised and reorganized version of the earlier Java HDF Products. They include: a) the Java HDF Interface for HDF4, b) the Java HDF5 Interface for HDF5, c) a NEW hdf-object packages which is a pure Java implementation of an abstract model of data and can read either HDF4 or HDF5 files, and d) HDFView, a Java-based tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files.

Third-Party Tools

    This is a Mathematica Package to allow Vdata import of HDF4 files in Mathematica.

    NCO (netCDF Operators)
    The netCDF Operators, or NCO, are a suite of file operators which facilitate manipulation and analysis of self-describing data stored in the (freely available) netCDF or HDF4 formats.

    Pomegranate is an open source python application that implements w10n-sci API. It can be installed to provide web services for remote access of science data files, or used as a standalone library/command line tool. Supported formats include NetCDF, HDF4, HDF5, GRIB and FITS.

Commercial software

- - Last modified: 31 January 2017