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API compatibility Macros in HDF5

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 HDF5Resources regarding compression
HDF5 Compression TroubleshootingA 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 DatasetsA 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 HDF5Detailed information regarding chunking in HDF5
Mapping HDF4 Objects to HDF5 ObjectsGuidelines for translating HDF4 file objects into valid HDF5 file objects   (PDF)
Fill Value and Space Allocation BehaviorA table summarizing of the behavioral interactions of HDF5 fill value and storage allocation settings  
SZIP Compression in HDF5A description of SZIP compression in HDF5, H5Pset_szip, terms of use and copyright notice, and references  
HDF5 Library Release Versions NumbersA description of HDF5 library release version numbering

Advanced Topics in HDF5

More advanced topics are discussed under Advanced Topics in HDF5, including how to use dynamic plugins and work with files in memory.