Obtain Tools and Files (Optional)
You can obtain prePre-built utilities binaries for Linux and Windows from the right column of the table at the bottom of the Obtaining the Latest HDF5 Software are distributed within the respective HDF5 binary release packages, which can be obtained from the Download HDF5 page.
HDF5 files can be obtained from various places such as the as HDF5 Examplespages and and HDF-EOS and Tools and Information Center. Specifically, these the following examples are used in this tutorial topic:
- HDF5 Files created from compiling the HDF5 Introductory Examples
- HDF5 Files on the C Examples by API page
- NPP JPSS files, SVM01_npp.. (gzipped) and SVM09_npp.. (gzipped)
- HDF-EOS OMI-Aura file
A variety of command-line tools are included in the HDF5 binary distribution. There are tools to view, edit, convert and compare HDF5 files. This tutorial discusses the tools by their functionality. It does not cover all of the HDF5 tools.