General Topics in HDF5
The following topics are broadly applicable in HDF5 applications. See Design Specifications for information on how to store objects such as images and dimension scales.
|Using Compression in HDF5||Resources regarding compression|
|HDF5 Compression Troubleshooting||A description of how to diagnose situations in files when compression is not working as expected (PDF)|
|Improving I/O Performance When Working with HDF5 Compressed Datasets||A description of the factors that should be considered when storing compressed data in HDF5 files and how to tune those parameters to optimize the I/O performance of an HDF5 application when working with compressed datasets (PDF)|
|Chunking in HDF5||Detailed information regarding chunking in HDF5|
|Mapping HDF4 Objects to HDF5 Objects||Guidelines for translating HDF4 file objects into valid HDF5 file objects (PDF)|
|Fill Value and Space Allocation Behavior||A table summarizing of the behavioral interactions of HDF5 fill value and storage allocation settings|
|A description of SZIP compression in HDF5, |
|HDF5 Library Release Versions Numbers||A description of HDF5 library release version numbering|
More advanced topics are discussed under Advanced Topics in HDF5, including how to use dynamic plugins and work with files in memory.