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Hi mohamad,

Currently, VisAD doesn't provide a file adapter for general HDF
files.  However, there is an adapter for HDF-EOS files.  HDF-EOS
is the official data format of NASA's EOSDIS data production and
archive.  It (HDF-EOS) is essentially standard HDF with special
data types, conventions, and metadata added.  Unfortunately, the
API which NASA created for this format isn't officially supported
on NT.  

NCSA does provide a Java interface to the HDF Library, see


for details on HDF, and


for details on HDF-EOS.


Tom Rink                                             rink@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Space Science and Engineering Center          Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: 608-265-2324

>Hi Bill,
>I managed to make visad/data/vis5d/libvis5d.a (and dll) by using Cygwin
>and hacking the makefile for windows, etc.  I'll send it to you once I
>get things working.  I have HDF41r2, jdk1.2 and Java3D for NT.

>I can run most of the tests in visad/examples/Displaytest.  Looks like
>those examples don't use HDF files, etc.  Where can I get some examples
>that work with HDF files and use java classes for reading them?  The
>kind of data files we work with are mainly for 3D oil & gas reservoir
>surfaces and layers.  Thanks,
> -- mohamad
>CIC-8, MS B272
>Los Alamos, NM 87545
>(505) 665-4331

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