[R] hdf-files

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 16:21:45 CEST 2010

Hi Katrin,

(don't forget to reply-all to R-help messages -- by default they are
only sent to the recipient, and not back to the list).

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Katrin Fleischer
<katrin.fleischer at falw.vu.nl> wrote:
> The error message is
> Error in hdf5load("Jan2006.HDF") : unable to open HDF file: Jan2006.HDF

Dumb question, but is that the correct path to the file?

If you call `dir()` in your R session, is "Jan2006.HDF" one of the
elements returned?

Maybe try the absolute path to the file if not.

> I have also seen these other packages, but Im afraid that the data I have
> might be in hdf4 (thats would be an explanation to why "hdf5load" isnt
> working), so I was wondering whether there is a package for R dealing with
> hdf4 files..

Perhaps you could try converting it to hdf5 format, if that's the
case. It looks like there is a utility you can use to do so here:



Steve Lianoglou
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