hdf5 vs hf file


#1

Whats the difference between the .h5 file and hdf5 file ? Is there even one ?


#2

Hello,

Both conventions can be used for HDF5 file. HDF5 library doesn’t require any specific file name extension.

Elena


#3

No. If you wanna be mean, just call them *.txt :neutral_face: The HDF5 library doesn’t care. G.


#4

hdfview uses .h5 and .hdf5 for search filters


#5

Hi Allen,

Since HDF5 files may have different extensions (or no extensions at all), it will be good to extend the search filter to show other extensions, for example, HDF-EOS5, NeXus, netCDF files (both in HDF4 and HDF5 format), others TBD, and also have a search button that finds all HDF5 files.

Thank you!
Elena


#6

Right. HDFView uses those as the most likely defaults, but the search filter can be changed to search on any extension.


#7

Can the defaults be changed? G.