Utilities for visualization and conversion of data in the HDF5 format
h5utils is a set of utilities for visualization and conversion of scientific data in the free, portable HDF5 format. Programs included are:
- h5totxt and h5fromtxt: convert HDF5 datasets to/from ASCII text (e.g. comma- or tab-delimited).
- h5topng: convert 2d slices of HDF5 datasets to PNG images, with a variety of color tables and other options.
- h5tov5d: convert HDF5 datasets to the format used by the free 3d+ visualization tool Vis5d.
- h5tovtk: convert HDF5 datasets to VTK format for use by the free Visualization ToolKit (along with supporting programs like MayaVi).
- h5read.oct: a plug-in for GNU Octave (a Matlab-like program) to read 2d slices of HDF5 datasets. (The latest versions of Octave also include native support for HDF5.)
- h5fromh4: convert HDF (version 4) datasets to HDF5; mostly superseded by the h4toh5 program included with recent versions of HDF5.
- Please note that the programs to convert to/from PNG, Vis5d, GNU Octave, and HDF(4) will only be built if the corresponding libraries/programs are installed.
released on 24 June 2009
11 March 2002
Leaders and contributors
|Steven G. Johnson||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Required to use||HDF5|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.
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