Joel Plutchak, The HDF Group
The HDF Group’s support for and use of the Java Programming Language consists of Java wrappers for the HDF4 and HDF5 C libraries, an Object Model definition and implementation, and HDFView, a graphical file viewing application. In this article we'll discuss what we’re doing now with Java, and look toward the future.
[caption id="attachment_10769" align="alignright" width="300"] The screen capture shows some of the capabilities of the HDFView application. Displayed is a JPSS Mission VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) Day-Night band dataset in table form and image form with false color palette attached.[/caption]
By the time the first public version of the Java Programming Language was released in 1995, various groups at the University of Illinois were already...
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...