The dxhdf5 Package

This is the home page of the dxhdf5 package. The package contains two OpenDX modules:
  1. ImportHDF5Field,
  2. ImportHDF5Species.

The ImportHDF5Field module imports a field or a slab of a field from an HDF5 file. The field can be either scalar or vector and must be described on a regular grid. The ImportHDF5Species module imports from an HDF5 file particles which satisfy the user's conditions.

News

Release 0.4.5
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1. dxhdf5 works now with HDF5 v. 1.6.5.

Usage and Example

For information about usage of the ImportHDF5Field module click here, and for an example and figures click here.

For information about usage of the ImportHDF5Species module click here, and for an example and figures click here.

Gallery

Click here for images generated with dxhdf5. If you use dxhdf5 and have pictures you would like to contribute to the gallery, please send them to: dxhdf5-devel@cips.colorado.edu.

Downloads

download the current dxhdf5 package (recommended, for HDF5
v. 1.6.5)download the current dxhdf5 package (recommended, for HDF5 v. 1.6.5) (752.5 KB)

download an old dxhdf5 package (for older
versions of HDF5)download an old dxhdf5 package (for older versions of HDF5)

download the presentationdownload the dxhdf5 presentation (445.2 KB)

download the dxhdf5 posterdownload the dxhdf5 poster (2077.8 KB)

Article

I. Szczesniak, J. R. Cary, "dxhdf5: a software package for importing HDF5 physics data into OpenDX," Computer Physics Communications, vol. 164, issue 1-3, pp. 365-369, 2004.

This work was presented at the 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas, Massachusetts, USA, September 2003.

Go to the Elsevier website with the article.

downloadDownload full text (c) Elsevier

Portability

We tested the package on the following platforms:

dxhdf5 Users

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Tech-X Corporation for their Autoconf macro definitions which we use in the project.

We thank Visualization and Imagery Solutions, Inc. for their Autoconf loadable module template which was the basis for our own framework. We follow their installation scheme.

We wish to acknowledge the assistance of John Stark of Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK, in porting the package to SGI computers.

Also, we acknowledge advice provided by Thomas Radke, the author of ImportHDF5, a package similar to dxhdf5.

We thank Arlena Szczesniak, Carolyn James, Andreas Klaedtke, Russell Harding and David Newman for their help and advice.

License

Copyright (c) 2004-2002, University of Colorado
All rights reserved.

This software is based on work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. 0113907.  Any opinions, findings and
conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of
the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National
Science Foundation.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
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 * Neither the name of the University of Colorado nor the names of its
   contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
   from this software without specific prior written permission.

 * Any publications or presentations, including but not limited to
   journal articles, web publications, or conference presentations or
   proceedings, resulting from the use of this software must include
   the phrase "visualizations made in part through use of the DXHDF5
   package from the University of Colorado" and then must refer to

     I. Szczesniak, J. R. Cary, "dxhdf5: a software package for
     importing HDF5 physics data into OpenDX," Computer Physics
     Communications, vol. 164, issue 1-3, pp. 365-369, 2004.

   in any visual or written material associated with such publication
   or presentation.


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Authors

Ireneusz Szczesniak, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA
John R. Cary, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA

Contact Information

For user-related issues please send e-mail to:
dxhdf5-users@cips.colorado.edu

For developer-related issues please send e-mail to:
dxhdf5-devel@cips.colorado.edu

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Last modified: 2006/11/12 23:19:21