>i'm just starting, with some experience with java, but no experience with HDF.
>i'm trying to read quikscat Level 2b files from JPL DAAC.
VisAD has file readers for HDF-5, and HDF-EOS which is an interface
to HDF-4. Since you're trying to look at a DAAC file, you'll want
to use the HDF-EOS file adapter. Instructions for obtaining and
installing HDF-EOS can be found at:
Here's a snippet of code showing how to use the HDF-EOS adapter
in an application:
//- use the big file, memory caching form
HdfeosAdaptedForm form = new HdfeosAdatpedForm();
DataImpl file_data = form.open(String file_name);
If you're having any trouble with a particular file, please
let me know.
Tom Rink rink@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Space Science and Engineering Center Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison