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Full name Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-5)
Version Edition 5
Amendments None
Corrigenda None
Published by The HDF Group
Languages English
Online overview http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/whatishdf5.html
Type of standard Proprietary standard (published and freely available)

Instance level

Application This document specifies the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-5) data and programming model. HDF5 is used to store a variety of scientific data.
Implementation benefits HDF5 is a Hierarchical Data Format specification and provides a supporting library implementation. HDF5 file is a self-describing format and a single file can store up to 20000 complex objects. Some disadvantages are that data models of HDF5 are not consistent; and data types can be restrictive.

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