[R] Can R read NCSA's HDF?

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Mon Mar 29 20:05:55 CEST 1999

On Mon, 29 Mar 1999, Terry J. Westley wrote:

> I'm an R newbie, so please forgive if this question has been
> asked and answered many times before on this mailing list.  I
> can't find anything in the manual (Notes or R), the FAQ or on
> CRAN, so...
> Has anyone implemented an interface so R can read NCSA's HDF?

There is an HDF5 interface in recent versions of R, at least on Unix.  If
you have libhdf5 in the library path it should be automatically

The commands are hdf5save() and hdf5load().

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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