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HDF4 and HDF5 1.8.21 may be obtained from the support portal site. New users of HDF5 should download version 1.10, found below.

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Source Code

Click here to obtain code for all platforms.


Pre-built Binary Distributions

The pre-built binary distributions in the table below contain the HDF5 libraries, include files, utilities, and release notes, and are built with the SZIP Encoder Enabled and ZLIB external libraries. For information on using SZIP, see the SZIP licensing information.

Linux 3.10 CentOS 7 x86_64 37.90 MB
Linux 3.10 CentOS 7 x86_64 - MD5 0.32 KB
Windows 10 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2017 81.89 MB
Windows 10 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2017 - MD5 0.32 KB
Windows 7 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2015 66.26 MB
Windows 7 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2015 - MD5 0.32 KB

    Windows Note: The HDF Group uses an installer program to install the HDF5 libraries, header and support files on Windows. This installer is digitally signed by The HDF Group. Please be aware that the installer requires that the user have permission to install files on the target computer. Also note that the Windows binary distributions are built in Release mode with debugging symbols. Please avoid using spaces in directory path names as this can cause problems when building.

    To use the shared libraries on Windows with Visual Studio you must specify the H5_BUILT_AS_DYNAMIC_LIB compile definition.

    Static libraries begin with lib and shared libraries do not. For example, hdf5.lib is the shared library and libhdf5.lib is the static library.

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    Please visit the Support Portal for additional prior releases.