HDF is an acronym for Hierarchical Data Format - a data file format for storing scientific data, allowing one to organize data into datasets as multidimensional arrays, and groups of objects.

HDF homepage at: https://www.hdfgroup.org/products/ tekbasse

User guide for HDF4: https://www.hdfgroup.org/release4/doc/UsrGuide_html/UG_Utils.html

(previous: See http://freshmeat.net/projects/hdf/ for links to the HDF home page.)

BessyHDFViewer [L1 ] is a data visualization software for HDF data files.

With BessyHDFViewer you can:

  • Browse a directory of measurement files and quickly get an overview what is contained
  • Plot arbitrary columns of the data files into 2D line graphs
  • Perform some basic computation (algebra on arbitrary columns, peak finding, numerical derivative, dataset normalization)
  • Export plots and data as PDF graphs and ASCII files
  • Find differences between similar measurements
  • Search data files containing keywords or given data ranges

In addition to HDF5 files, plot whitespace-separated ASCII files and the older HDF4 format of PTB