New Blog Post: A Kind of Magic: Storing Computations in HDF5


The purpose of this introduction is to highlight and celebrate a community contribution, the impact of which we are just beginning to understand. Its principal author, Mr. Lucas C. Villa Real (@lucasvr), calls it HDF5-UDF and describes it as “a mechanism to generate HDF5 dataset values on-the-fly using user-defined functions (UDFs).” This matter- of-fact characterization is entirely accurate, but I would like to provide some context for what this means for us users of HDF5.

So begins the introduction, written by Gerd Heber (@gheber) to this paper by Lucas Villa Real. Continue reading on the blog: