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  • C routines begin with the prefix “H5*” where * is a single letter indicating the object on which the operation is to be performed:
    File Interface:              H5Fopen
    Dataset Interface:       H5Dopen

  • FORTRAN routines begin with “h5*” and end with “_f”:
    File Interface:              h5fopen_f
    Dataset Interface:       h5dopen_f

  • APIS for languages like C++, Java, and Python use methods associated with specific objects.



library has its own defined types

For portability, the HDF5 library has its own defined types.  Some common types that you will see in the example code are: