[Numpy-discussion] ANN: HDF5 for Python 1.1

Andrew Collette h5py@alfven....
Mon Feb 9 16:51:57 CST 2009


Thanks, Ondrej.  For the record, h5py is designed to provide a
"NumPy-like" interface to HDF5, along with a near-complete wrapping of
the low-level HDF5 C API.  It has none of the database-like features
of PyTables.  The FAQ entry has more info.

Andrew Collette

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Andrew Collette <h5py@alfven.org> wrote:
>> =====================================
>> Announcing HDF5 for Python (h5py) 1.1
>> =====================================
>>
>> What is h5py?
>> -------------
>>
>> HDF5 for Python (h5py) is a general-purpose Python interface to the
>> Hierarchical Data Format library, version 5.  HDF5 is a versatile,
>> mature scientific software library designed for the fast, flexible
>> storage of enormous amounts of data.
>
> Interesting project. My first question was how it is related to
> pytables. The answer is here:
>
> http://code.google.com/p/h5py/wiki/FAQ#What%27s_the_difference_between_h5py_and_Pytables?
>
>
> Ondrej
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