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HDFView: Visual Tool for Browsing and Editing HDF4 and HDF5 Files
Entry ID: HDFView

Abstract: The HDFView is a Java-based tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files. HDFView allows users to browse through any HDF4 and HDF5 file, starting with a tree view of all top-level objects in an HDF file's hierarchy. HDFView allows a user to descend through the hierarchy and navigate among the file's data objects. The content of a data object is loaded only when the object is selected, ... View entire text
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Description: Download HDFView. The Windows, Solaris, Linux and AIX versions (that have an asterisk) include JDK 1.6.

Description: HDFView user guide.
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Access Constraints The HDFView is distributed in two forms: No_VM_bundled and VM_bundled. The No_VM_bundled distribution does not contain the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) while the VM_bundled distribution bundles the JRE.

To run HDFView with No_VM_bundled distribution, JDK 1.5+ is required. The HDFView does not compile on JDK 1.4.x or earlier version.

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Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Email: hdfhelp at
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National Computational Science Alliance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
605 E. Springfield
City: Champaign
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 61820
Country: USA
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