HDF5 interface to R

Bioconductor version: Development (3.0)

This R/Bioconductor package provides an interface between HDF5 and R. HDF5's main features are the ability to store and access very large and/or complex datasets and a wide variety of metadata on mass storage (disk) through a completely portable file format. The rhdf5 package is thus suited for the exchange of large and/or complex datasets between R and other software package, and for letting R applications work on datasets that are larger than the available RAM.

Author: Bernd Fischer, Gregoire Pau

Maintainer: Bernd Fischer <bernd.fischer at embl.de>

To install this package, start R and enter:


To cite this package in a publication, start R and enter:



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biocViews DataImport, Infrastructure, Software
Version 2.9.1
In Bioconductor since BioC 1.6 (R-2.1) or earlier
License Artistic-2.0
Depends methods
Imports zlibbioc
Suggests bit64, BiocStyle
System Requirements GNU make
Depends On Me GSCA
Imports Me h5vc
Suggests Me

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Package Source rhdf5_2.9.1.tar.gz
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Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
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