HDF5 C++ API 1.8.12
The C++ API provides C++ wrappers for a number of APIs in the HDF5 C library. It is assumed that the user has knowledge of the HDF5 file format and its components. If you are not familiar with HDF5 file format, and would like to find out more, please refer to the HDF5 documentation at http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/doc/index.html
Because the HDF5 library maps very well to the object oriented design approach, classes in the C++ API can closely represent the interfaces of the HDF5 APIs, as followed:
HDF5 C APIs C++ Classes ----------- ----------- Attribute Interface (H5A) Attribute Datasets Interface (H5D) DataSet Error Interface (H5E) Exception File Interface (H5F) H5File Group Interface (H5G) Group Identifier Interface (H5I) IdComponent Property List Interface (H5P) PropList and subclasses Dataspace Interface (H5S) DataSpace Datatype Interface (H5T) DataType and subclasses
Please refer to the file release_docs/INSTALL under the top directory for information about installing, building, and testing the C++ API.