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Re: ReadList Expression and HDF files

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  • Subject: [mg3730] Re: ReadList Expression and HDF files
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 02:52:59 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

m. r. schaferkotter wrote:

> HDF files will output Inf for very large values.
> my data file looks like:
> -.022 .033
> Inf   -Inf
> How can one read this into Mma?

Are you aware that there is a MathLink program for reading HDF files 
available from MathSource (0203-555: MathHDF Version 1.3)? 

MathHDF Version 1.3

Pekka Janhunen, Doug Stein

A Mathematica--HDF interface, which uses MathLink. HDF is the
Hierarchical Data Format promulgated by the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, Illinois, USA. It is a portable
and binary file format that can contain many different data types.
MathHDF V1.3 currently supports only the SDS (Scientific Data Set)
data type. There are also four sample HDF SDS files included to test
the program once it is installed. 

Note: Macintosh users should request the MathHDF.sea.hqx subitem
(0203-555-0123) which contains all previously mentioned subitems
plus executables and object files for Macintosh platforms. 

       README.txt (4 Kb) (782 Kb) 
       Makefile (177 bytes) 
       Makefile.SGI (177 bytes) 
       Makefile.MAC (885 bytes) 
       mathhdf.c (6 Kb) (3 Kb) 
       test1.hdf (2 Kb) 
       test2.hdf (21 Kb) 
       test3.hdf (163 Kb) 
       test4.hdf (366 Kb) 
       MathHDF.sea.hqx (1.0 Mb) X 

Paul Abbott
Department of Physics                       Phone: +61-9-380-2734 
The University of Western Australia           Fax: +61-9-380-1014
Nedlands WA  6907                         paul at 


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