John Readey, The HDF Group
We’ve recently announced a new viewer application for HDF5 files: HDF Compass. In this blog post we’ll explore the motivations for providing this tool, review its features, and speculate a bit about future direction for Compass.
HDF Compass is a desktop viewer application for HDF5 and other file formats. A free and open source software product, it runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.
Compass was initially developed by Andrew Collette, a Research Scientist with IMPACT (Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres and Cosmic Dust). He has decided to work with The HDF Group to further the development of Compass. Andrew has written a very interesting blog that goes into some of the background of Compass and...