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HDFView software consists of the HDFView utility and the Java HDF Object Package.
HDFView is a visual tool written in Java for browsing and editing HDF (HDF5 and HDF4) files. Using HDFView, you can:
- View a file hierarchy in a tree structure
- Create new files, add or delete groups and datasets
- View and modify the content of a dataset
- Add, delete and modify attributes
HDFView uses the Java HDF Object Package, which implements HDF4 and HDF5 data objects in an object-oriented form.
New Features and Changes
This is a maintenance release with a few changes, including:
- This release was built and tested with HDF5-1.10.7, HDF 4.2.15, and Open JDK 15.
- HDFView was converted to use Java Modules, which provides a smaller footprint.
- The dimensions in a netCDF file are now displayed in the Object Info tab.
- The “Current Working Directory” option can now be specified for the default working directory.
- Committed datatypes can now be used when creating new objects.
- A bug was fixed with creating and using a dataset with an enum
Please see the release notes for complete details on what is new in this release.
HDFView 3.1.2 is not currently supported on macOS 10.15 and 11.0 due to a notification signing issue. We will provide these binary distributions as they are made available. Please see the HDFView 3.1.2 page for further information on this and other issues.
User’s Guides and Documentation
Available at the HDF Support Portal HDFView and Java Object Package Support page.
Pre-built Binary Distributions
This release provides two ways to install the HDFView pre-built binary distribution for a platform:
- Using an application image. This method simply requires running the provided executable to obtain the software.
- Running an installer. This method runs an installer (eg .exe) that sets up file associations and menu items.
Once you have uncompressed the downloaded pre-built binary file, refer to the provided README file for details.