file format, data
(HDF) A library and multi-object file format for the transfer of graphical and numerical data between computeres. The freely available HDF distribution consists of the library, command line utilities, test suite source, Java interface, and the Java-based HDF Viewer (JHV).
HDF supports several different data models, including multidimensional arrays, raster images, and tables. Each defines a specific aggregate data type and provides an API for reading, writing, and organising the data and metadata. New data models can be added by the HDF developers or users.
HDF is self-describing, allowing an application to interpret the structure and contents of a file without any outside information.
One HDF file can hold a mixture of related objects which can be accessed as a group or as individual objects. Users can create their own grouping structures called “vgroups”.
HDF files can be shared across most common platforms, including many workstations and high performance computers. An HDF file created on one computer can be read on a different system without modification.
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[hik] /hɪk/ interjection 1. (an onomatopoeic word used to imitate or represent a hiccup.) [heek et oo-bee-kwe; English hik et yoo-bahy-kwee] /ˈhik ɛt uˈbi kwɛ; English ˈhɪk ɛt yuˈbaɪ kwi/ Latin. 1. here and everywhere. [heek yah-ket; English hik jey-set] /ˈhik ˈyɑ kɛt; English ˈhɪk ˈdʒeɪ sɛt/ Latin. 1. here lies (often used to begin […]
- Hierarchical navigation
World-Wide Web On a web page, any type of menu whose hierarchical structure matches that of the site to which the page belongs. A hierarchical navigation menu allows the user to jump (“navigate”) directly to a section of the site several levels below the top. The menu may present only a fixed number of levels […]
- Hierarchical object oriented design
programming (HOOD) An architectural design method, primarily for Ada, leading to automated checking, documentation and source code generation. (2009-01-14)