HDF and NetCDF

NetCDF, Network Common Data Format: "A self-describing, machine-independent data format that supports the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. " The format is an open standard. Version 4.0 of NetCDF allows the use of the HDF5 data file format. See the Wikipedia NetCDF entry

HDF4 and HDF5, Hierarchical Data Format: "The name of a set of file formats and libraries designed to store and organize large amounts of numerical data. Originally developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications." See the Wikipedia HDF entry

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