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VersionHDFView 3.3.1
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HDFView 3.3.1 was built and tested with HDF5-1.14.2, HDF 4.2.16-2, and openjdk 19. 

The source code and pre-built binaries are provided in the table below.

* This release provides two ways to install the HDFView pre-built binary distribution for a platform:

  • Using an application image. This method simply requires running the provided executable to obtain the software.
  • Running an installer. This method runs an installer (eg .exe) that sets up file associations and menu items.

Once you have uncompressed the downloaded pre-built binary file, refer to the provided README file for details.

See Known Problems if you encounter any issues.

  Location of Software:


File (and sha256 file)TypeOperating SystemComment
hdfview-3.3.1.tar.gz (sha256)Source CodeUnixCompressed source.  Build Instructions (sha256)Source CodeWindowsCompressed source zip file.  Build Instructions

HDFView User's Guide

Documentation PDF

UsersGuide.tar.gz (sha256)

DocumentationUnixHTML; Compressed documentation (sha256)DocumentationWindowsHTML; Compressed documentation
Ready-to-use binariesPre-built binariesUnix and WindowsAll pre-built HDFView binary distributions provided

Known Problems In This Release

  • Workaround for issue with launching HDFView:
    A path issue which causes HDFView to fail to launch can be resolved by using the included batch script in the binary under the app folder.
  • If installing HDFView with the installer method, please be aware that the installer does NOT overwrite "hardcoded" associations.  If there is a pre-existing user-defined file association, you must manually associate the extension with the HDFView application.

Please see the Release notes for more information on known problems.



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