[netcdf-hdf] announcement: support for reading HDF4/HDF-EOS and HDF5/HDF5-EOS in 100% Java library

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Hello to all:

An early-access release (4.0.09) of NetCDF-Java now has support for reading 
HDF5/HDF5-EOS files, through an extended NetCDF API (aka "Common Data Model").

This is downloadable from the home page at:


We are looking for beta testers to try this and report any problems and 
suggestions. Because HDF4
and HDF5 file formats are complex, we need to test as many different files as 

In the simplest case, open HDF4/HDF5/NetCDF4 files with the ToolsUI program:


Comparing results with the existing HDF4/HDF5/NetCDF4 C libraries would 
especially be appreciated.
Parsing and using the EOS metadata is an ongoing effort which we would also 
appreciate suggestions

Please forward this message to anyone interested in beta-testing access of 
these files through a
Java library.


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