hdf import problems

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg53636] hdf import problems*From*: "Amato Evan" <amatoe at ssec.wisc.edu>*Date*: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 06:35:43 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello all. Has anyone here had problems Importing hdf files into Mathematica (v5) only using the "Import" function? Specifically, it seems that only sds fields where the data is a 32bit Integer or Real number are properly read in. All fields where the data type is a 8 or 16bit number are not correctly interpreted. for instance, all 8 or 16bit numbers that should be "-99" are displayed as "-32768". Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am really stumped on this one and can't find alot written about hdf and Mathematica. -Amato